Susan Caldwell: I have children thanks to IVF, but here’s why I would never, ever recommend it.

You may have heard the recent news about IVF experts speaking out against the common practice of transferring multiple embryos to the uterus, published in the New York Times. The multiple-birth method has been normalized by clinics—hoping to enhance pregnancy rates to attract patients—but now experts are voicing concerns about a link between this practice and high health risks to the mother and child, often not … Continue reading Susan Caldwell: I have children thanks to IVF, but here’s why I would never, ever recommend it.

Lies vs. Truth – Spiritual Preparation for Birth

I thought we were very prepared for the birth of our first child. I paid close attention to what I ate, I exercised up to the morning I went into labor and took natural childbirth classes. We were educated and prepared mentally and physically. Sadly, I had not given a single thought to the spiritual aspect of labor. When I got into active labor, fear … Continue reading Lies vs. Truth – Spiritual Preparation for Birth

One of Our Favorite Magazines Explains the Christian Hope in New Birth

The birth of a baby is exciting—but no one really wants a baby to stay a baby forever. Birth is exciting because it means a new person has come on the scene, full of potential. So while WORLD rejoices whenever a man or woman or boy or girl drops self-trust and embraces Jesus-trust, we see that exciting moment only as a profound beginning. If the … Continue reading One of Our Favorite Magazines Explains the Christian Hope in New Birth

Multiple Sclerosis linked to Contraceptive Pill

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Taking the contraceptive Pill may increase a woman’s chance of developing multiple sclerosis, researchers warn.

The risk of MS could be up to 50 per cent higher among women on the Pill, according to a new US study.

The findings also show young obese women are at greater risk of the disease, probably because they produce higher levels of a hormone known to regulate appetite.

Previous research had suggested that oral contraception could cut MS risk, or delay its onset. Continue reading “Multiple Sclerosis linked to Contraceptive Pill”

Breeders: A Subclass of Women?

Breeders: A Subclass of Women? Official Trailer from CBC Network on Vimeo. This week only! Special Pre-Order Pricing $5.99+ s&h Women renting their wombs and giving birth to children for immediate delivery to other adults—such as infertile or same sex couples or single adults—have emerged as a distinct class of commercial provider. Women working as surrogates, while frequently motivated to help others wanting a family, … Continue reading Breeders: A Subclass of Women?

Human Exceptionalism

Objectifying Birth Mothers as “Gestational Carriers” I thought that language which dehumanized women was supposed to be verboten. But in the procreation as manufacture world of IVF, surrogate mothers, who used to be known as birth mothers, are now called “gestational carriers.”  As in the recent birth of a child for Nicole Kidman and her husband by a surrogate birth mother. Read the rest here Recommended … Continue reading Human Exceptionalism

You don’t have to erase every trace of childbirth from your body

I don’t know why we’ve come up with this idea that women need to eradicate any hint of motherhood from their bodies after giving birth. This is all part of the anti-child, anti-mother, anti-family, anti-life, anti-fertility obsession that plagues our culture like an infectious spiritual disease. The ancient pagans worshiped fertility, the modern pagans (of which there are millions in this nation) worship sterility. Mothers … Continue reading You don’t have to erase every trace of childbirth from your body

Don’t Be Afraid; Have Faith

Watch this video with a box of tissues at hand. Watch the whole thing…it’s worth it!

As I reflect on this amazing story, I can’t help but wonder how many women have been coerced by their health care providers into ending the life of a baby who had “no chance of survival”–and how many more stories like this we might hear, if more of us had the faith and trust in God that this family has.

“Don’t be afraid, have faith.” Mark 5:36

Let’s face it–having babies requires a lot of faith. Continue reading “Don’t Be Afraid; Have Faith”