Living A Simple Life-Part 40- A Simple Pregnancy

Simple Thurs

Along with everything else in life, I am striving to approach pregnancy/birth simply as well. We were finally able to meet with our midwives in person today! (Our first appointment in December had needed to be cancelled due to the snowstorm, and we’ve only talked via phone/e-mail during this time.) 
It was such a blessing to sit and talk with them, without being bombarded by a medicalized approach to pregnancy.  Most of our conversation focused on an evaluation of my nutrition (a combination of mostly diet along with some natural supplements).  
They encourage our whole family to attend the appointments, and Gen loved seeing all the pictures of babies on the walls, looking at their books, discovering the cloth “birthing mama” toy (as well as stealing their pens and trying out their potty). :) We love that this season is a whole family experience- not just something “mama is going through.” 
You won’t be seeing any “cute” ultrasound photos on my blog. I don’t intend to be having any (barring any extreme medical necessity). I highly recommend this article for a well-thought evaluation of ultrasounds: Ultrasound During Pregnancy.  I prefer to allow this little one to develop in the quietness of its “secret place”- not to mention avoiding the bombardment of the unnecessary “sound of a train” (in the article, it describes the baby’s experience with the ultrasound waves as the noise of a subway train).  
Since twins run in my family, we will likely use a doppler on a rare instance when checking for heartbeat(s), in case we need to make adjustments in nutrition/preparation. But we certainly won’t be exposing our child to these technologies just for “fun” (such as learning the gender, or for our mere viewing pleasure).  I can be patient and wait to see my little one on his/her birthday. 
“For you created my inmost being; 
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; 
your works are wonderful, 
I know that full well.
My frame was not hidden from you 
when I was made in the secret place. 
When I was woven together in the depths of the earth,
your eyes saw my unformed body. 
All the days ordained for me 
were written in your book 
before one of them came to be.”
Psalm 139:13-16

I am so grateful to know that God our Creator has blessed us with this little soul, and He will provide for this child’s needs.  Today, as I paid our midwives, we again expressed our gratitude for His provision.  In November, before we found out about my pregnancy, a check arrived as an early Christmas gift- in the exact amount we needed to retain our midwives! God is good. 

We continue to pray for God’s blessing and protection upon this little life, and are so thankful for the many of you who are praying as well.  Thank you, friends! 

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