Redeeming Childbirth Giveaway!

Screen Shot 2013-02-03 at 4.00.54 PMRedeeming Childbirth is a powerful new book by a long time friend and sweet sister in the Lord, Angie Tolpin. I have watched and taken part in this journey that Angie has taken in writing this book over the last year and I am so blessed to see the heart and love that she has poured out into this book. This book is a fresh new call to invite the presence of God into this intimate and beautiful process of childbirth. It is a challenge to let go of the debates, comparisons, and disunity among Christian women on the subject of childbirth how’s and where’s, and instead, fully embrace the beautiful design that God has for you, and realizing that He is the sustainer, deliverer, and only one that can truly support and carry us through, and ultimately redeem this process of childbirth.

He designed childbirth, its challenges, its pains, its processes, and He calls us to see the beauty and magnitude of how we can display and magnify His glory through every step of the journey. God desires to use it to draw our hearts more deeply into His presence and to prune and refine our character in ways that no other life experience can compare with. This book is full of biblical encouragement in preparing for childbirth and beyond, but also chock full of practical encouragement, from personal testimonies, making the birthing room a place of worship and Scripture meditation, understanding God’s true design in pain, dealing with fear, redeeming emergency situations, help for bed-rest situations, and so much more. She offers tons more free downloadable resources through her website, Redeeming Childbirth.

Here are some of my favorite quotes:

“It is not where the baby is born that marks a birth as redeemed. It is the act of surrendering our agendas to The Lord, seeking His will for our childbirth, and then experiencing His presence working in us, through us, and around us that makes it a redemptive milestone in one’s life.”

“…Once you choose to surrender fully under the headship of Christ, you begin living in the freedom of the grace that Jesus brings. You begin to view pain, not as a burden or a curse, but as beautiful. It is a beautiful pain because of the spiritual, mental, and emotional growth you will experience as you embrace it, in Christ who strengthens you.”

“Jesus is our deliverer in birth. He brings forth life. He chooses when that baby will be born; we know not the hour, only He does. He is the one we can choose to transfer our pain to, to let Him take it and carry us.”

There is so much hope in this book! I highly recommend it and believe passionately that every pregnant mother, and in fact, every woman of God, young and old, should read this book and begin to change our culture tide from women who only complain of the pains of pregnancy and spreading fear from horrible birth tales into a generation of women that choose instead to invite God in and proclaim how God met and redeemed them in childbirth in such a way that God is mightily glorified! Let us let go of our agendas and instead proclaim the excellencies of God’s amazing grace every step of the way. The birth room and our birth stories can be a powerful place and opportunity to be a shining light in a dark world! Who knows what God can do? Let’s not put Him into a box.

This book is available on Amazon for just $15, or through kindle for $6. Please order your copy today here.

For further encouragement and resources, check out the Redeeming Childbirth facebook page.

Thanks to Angie, we are giving away one copy today of Redeeming Childbirth to one beautiful woman!

 TO ENTER:

1. Visit Angie’s website, Redeeming Childbirth, and check out the vision for this book and the awesome resources she has available for you. Come back and share in a comment below why you would like to read this book.

Giveaway Closed.

AND THE WINNER IS…

Sarah O. ([email protected]….): “I would LOVE to win this book. I am 27 weeks pregnant with our fourth child today. Even after all of these years, I struggle with such fear and feeligs of insecurity about labor and delivery. I have a feeling this book would be a huge encouragement to my heart.” 

I pray this book would be a great blessing to you Sarah! Congrats!

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About Lindsay

Lindsay Edmonds is first a lover of Jesus, wife, mother of four, homemaker, and writer. She loves inspiring women around the world toward simple, natural, and intentional living for the glory of God.

213 Responses to Redeeming Childbirth Giveaway!

  1. Dawn L February 7, 2013 at 7:08 pm #

    As a childbirth educator and now attending my daughter’s births, I would love to put in her hands (and my head) a resource that will point our thoughts to the One who designed childbirth.

  2. sarah h February 7, 2013 at 6:14 pm #

    As a doula and childbirth educator, I love this and would love to have it yo recommend to parents! On a personal note, I am recovering from a traumatic end to my pregnancy (discovery of life threatening condition called hydrops in my baby at 35wks & I developed Mirror Syndrom as result), we had to have emergency cs and immediate separation from baby, 18 days in NICUetc. Praise the Lord we both survived but am left processing this &filled with emotional pain. this sounds like a healing read. thank you!

  3. Megan Jarrett February 7, 2013 at 5:33 pm #

    I think it would be beneficial for me to learn how to focus on Christ, rather than myself.

    • Angie Tolpin February 7, 2013 at 7:51 pm #

      Megan, You have grasped the essential message of this book. I hope you win!

  4. Lisa February 7, 2013 at 3:44 pm #

    The beauty and challenges of birth is something I have been intimately interested in during my own birth experiences. During the birth of my daughter last year, I found my encouragement in God more than I had before. I would love to read this book for my own encouragement and also to share with others.

  5. Laurie February 7, 2013 at 1:41 pm #

    I am due to give birth in a few weeks. After having 3 very hard labors (I have gone in with the expectation of an epidural and each time it doesn’t work, only numbing me from mid thigh down. In addition to this I have very large babies with my last being nearly ten pounds and am very petite myself. The babies do not descend into the birth canal and cause tremendous pain as the labor will not progress. Combined with the failed epidural I have had to give birth in the worst possible position for this situation: flat on my back. This makes labor long and very difficult.) After my last labor I decided I did not want to do it anymore. Having experienced the pain of a natural birth unwillingly and with additional difficulties I did not want to ever do it again. Recently the Lord has convicted my husband and I of our self-centered view of life and has lovingly shown us His view of children and families. I have become pregnant again and, while my heart rejoices in this blessing, I have not fully overcome the fear of childbirth. My baby looks to be large again. I am not going to even try for the epidural this time and have been obsessively looking for resources to encourage, strengthen and equip me to face labor again. I have given this time to God and have chosen to embrace the pain as a way of offering up my body as a living sacrifice and I am actually looking forward to looking to Christ, rather than doctors, for my deliverance and know that when I am weak, He will be my strength. This book looks like exactly what the Lord has placed on my heart. Thank you for the opportunity :)

    • Angie Tolpin February 7, 2013 at 7:53 pm #

      Laurie,
      I would love to connect with you more about this! I pray you experience His strength and peace.

  6. Darrah February 7, 2013 at 1:41 pm #

    I would love to read this book. My second is currently 2 1/2 months and we pary that the Lord will bless us with more. I look forward to future pregnancies and births with a mixture of excitement and fear. Both are times of great blessing and stretching and I would love to hear Angie’s heart on how to truly have a pregnancy and birth that honors the Lord!

  7. Laura February 7, 2013 at 1:13 pm #

    I stumbled upon this today and was SO excited! I am 38 weeks pregnant with my second son (first is 19 months) and in reading the vision for Redeeming Childbirth, I felt as though my heart on pregnancy and specifically birth was put to words! With my first, I knew I could not enter into childbirth with any lingering fears. Despite what the majority of women say, childbirth is NOT to be dreaded or awful–it is a gift and to be delighted in! One of the greatest experiences we can endure with both the Lord and our husbands. It is a blessing, and when we submit our ideals to the Lord an allow Him to cover us in peace and let His will be done in childbirth (however that ends up happening), it is beautiful. I have spent this past week preparing with the Lord for the birth of our second, submitting my fears to him and asking him for this very thing, to allow the beauty of His will to be done in this child’s birth. I would love to read this book (and be able to give it to other women as an encouragement ) because I want to fill up my mind with the truth about childbirth and pregnancy, not the fears that we so often hear!

  8. Ashley February 7, 2013 at 1:10 pm #

    I’m pregnant with our first and I’d love to read a book that looks at childbirth from a Christian perspective. Thanks for the giveaway!

  9. Katalina P. February 7, 2013 at 1:04 pm #

    I would love to read this book. Learn and pass this knowledge down to the next generation.

  10. Tessa McKnight February 7, 2013 at 12:52 pm #

    I’d love to win this book! We are pregnant with our first right now, and being very much of a home-birth mindset, this book seems right up my alley. I’d love to glean from it’s wisdom! Thanks for doing the giveaway!

  11. Sheri Powers February 7, 2013 at 11:18 am #

    I would love to be blessed by this give-away. My story is actually just beginning, and it has been a rough start. I have been blessed by a wonderful husband now for a little over a year. We were married on October 1, 2011. We are older, and both desired to be married, but it took awhile for us to find each other (all in God’s plan though!). We just became pregnant this past December. I am due in September of 2013. However, I have had a terrible bout with morning sickness. I have been unable to work for the past 2 weeks, vomiting all the time, lying around in bed and concerned about dehydration. In the providence of God, the baby is healthy. We just had an ultrasound yesterday. I am 10 weeks along. Today I received a zofran pump, and we are hoping that will help me to function normally. I’m thankful that a friend sent this website and resource my way, and I know it will encourage.

  12. Vickie February 7, 2013 at 10:55 am #

    I have delivered my children in this order: c section, VBAC, C Section and now I am hoping to have another VBAC. It seems that a lot of well meaning christian ladies have adopted this fad of thinking that if you don’t have a natural, non medicated delivery, that you somehow missed out on a spiritual blessing. Although i would love to have done it that way, that was not in the Lord’s plan. I have accepted that He often gives us twists and turns in the road of our lives and although they can be unpleasant, they are for us to accept. I would love to read this book for more insight and to help other mothers that I am friends with who have had to surrender the “euphoric birth experience” to the Lord and accept what He has given them. Thank you for writing this book…I believe it is much needed.

  13. Hannah S. February 7, 2013 at 9:19 am #

    I would love to win this book because I am expecting my second in 2 months and would love to deepen my understanding of the spirituality of pregnancy and childbirth. I would love to be more intimate with the Lord and less focused on getting through the pain during labor. I also would love to learn more about combatting the expectations and judgmental spirit that sometimes is tempting to have with ‘natural’ childbirth.

  14. Taylor Casey February 7, 2013 at 8:47 am #

    I would love this book for lots of reasons. :) I am 35 weeks with my first and my husband and I are truly seeking God about what type of delivery to have. I have a lot of fear and anxiety due to my area of work in the hospital and all that I see. I awoke last night around 2:30am and couldn’t go back to sleep. Started reading my Bible about children and wanted to look up verses about birth. So I went on my phone and typed it in and this blog came up. I was so inspired and encouraged. I love anything natural and there are some weird natural people out there. Lol but when I came across a Christian who just desires to live simply and naturally I got excited. I know I only have a few weeks left but I know the Lord allowed me to come across this website and book for a reason. Thank you for allowing the Lord to use you to inspire women!!! Especially when it comes to childbirth!! Would absolutely love this book an d will buy it anyways if I don’t win. ;) God bless!!

  15. Laurie February 6, 2013 at 11:23 pm #

    As a mom of 9 children (4 hospital births, including a c-section, and 5 unattended home births), a lot of women seem to look to me for answers to some of their questions. While I have read a LOT of books on childbirth, many of them are new-age, and only a couple I have read have been Bible-based. I don’t know everything, of course, and I still struggle with fears and uncertainties and challenges with each birth. It’s great to have this resource and I look forward to seeing what the author has to say.

  16. Allison Woodland February 6, 2013 at 8:41 pm #

    I’d love to read this. I panicked during my first delivery. It went from natural to c section. Obviously, there’s more to that story, but there are some things I wish is done differently. It’s love to have another baby someday via vbac. This could be a gray resource.

  17. Ana February 6, 2013 at 8:26 pm #

    The births of my two children have been tremendous blessings, and very different experiences. My first was a c-section due to doctor’s pressure, my second was a vaginal birth after cesarean. The voices all around me when I was pregnant with my second told me I was crazy, that I was irresponsible for choosing a honebjrth, yet God, who knew my desires allowed me to have the most beautiful experience I will never forget, He would continually tell me to listen to His voice and shut down all the others who told me I couldn’t do it. These 2 babies and their births, have changed my life and molded my heart and vision for what God has called me to do. I believe one day, I will have a ministry working with pregnant woman, single mothers, abused women, etc. I am highly considering becoming a childbirth educator, therefore, this is why I would love to have this book. My favorite part of what I read in the vision page was her own heart’s desire: “my heart desire is that my sisters in the Lord would look back on their pregnancies and birthing experience as a spiritual milestone that can encourage and edify others.”
    This is what happened to me, and this is what I want to do for others.

    • Ana February 6, 2013 at 8:28 pm #

      Well, I forgot to mention I am 19 weeks pregnant with my third and am preparing for another awesome birth. Another reason why I’d love to read this. :)

  18. Danielle B February 6, 2013 at 4:47 pm #

    I am trying to get pregnant with #1, so I think this would be so helpful for a newbie like me.

  19. Emmie February 6, 2013 at 3:04 pm #

    From the moment I heard about this book I have wanted it. As a previous labor and delivery nurse and mother of 4 I have a heart for teaching and educating women about childbirth. In the last 6 months God has been impressing upon me to develop a Christ centered childbirth curriculum to teach at my church and the school my husband attends. This book would be a great resource in helping me develop the education I have wanted to share with so many women.

  20. Melissa February 6, 2013 at 12:11 pm #

    I would love to have a copy of this book. I myself have longed to have a unmediated delivery with my children and have been unable to thus far. It has been a struggle sometimes hearing others disapproval of my ‘failure’ in this area and I would love to have a book to feed truths in times of discouragement.

  21. Marsha Kauffman February 6, 2013 at 12:09 pm #

    I am 26 weeks pregnant with my 3rd child. My two previous children were born via c-section, and I have always struggled with that. I wanted to have a natural childbirth, but after my water broke and 24 hours of Labor, I was exhausted and the Dr.s recommended a C-section. Anyway, I think that a book like this would be a a blessing in dealing with some of the struggles I’ve had previously and have a much more Christ centered birth with #3.

    • Ana February 6, 2013 at 8:31 pm #

      Marsha, you can do it! I had a vbac in 2011 and also struggled with fears, etc. but it was the most amazing experience. Find a supportive group and continue to read and feed yourself with God’s word and what He thinks about childbirth. Blessings.

  22. Jenni Moeller February 6, 2013 at 12:00 pm #

    I have a baby due in March (4 weeks away!) and would love to take on this approach during labor. I learned the Bradley method which has worked well, but I desire to have a birth and mind focused on Christ which would fit better with my lifestyle and beliefs.

  23. Terri February 6, 2013 at 11:06 am #

    I would absolutely love to have this book because it seems to include all of the things I want for my child-birth experience. I am not yet pregnant
    But I am married and trying and it seems like 2 years ago God gave me this idea to have my friends surrounding me while I was in the room praying in the Holy Spirit, and worshiping God. I also want to have a home birth and I absolutely want His presence to be made known. I think that this book would be a great tool so that I can be prepared to do just that. I realize that giving birth will be hard but I am convinced that it doesn’t have to be a traumatic experience… I love the thought of growing closer to God during this experience.

  24. Anna February 6, 2013 at 10:20 am #

    I am a certified Birth Doula dedicated to helping couples discover God’s tremendously good design for childbirth! I am always on the lookout for Christian books that will further equip me to share this design with the women He brings into my life. We desperately need God’s perspective on birth, as Satan continues to do all he can to destroy it. Additionally, I hope to one day have children of my own…and I want to my mind to be washed with God’s truth concerning how they come into the world!

  25. Sara February 6, 2013 at 9:57 am #

    I would love to read this book to prepare for future babies (if the Lord wills). I have never done a natural birth, but have always been very interested in trying! If we ever are blessed with another pregnancy and birth, I would love to do a natural birth with the focus on Christ and His strength and grace. Thank you!

  26. Mikaela February 6, 2013 at 9:39 am #

    Unmarried single woman here, who still delights in the purpose God created us for and prays for the blessing of a husband and children. I have seen many young women react to the birth stories they’ve heard and promise never to have children, for fear of the pain and the danger. And though I’ve never experienced pregnancy or giving birth, I feel instinctively that this is wrong. I would love to read this book and be able to share it with those around me! Such a needed topic!

  27. Leah February 6, 2013 at 9:39 am #

    The birth of our first son did not go at all like we had planned. complications arose and we ended with a c-section, but thankfully a healthy boy. I would so like to be a more informed, strong, and confident woman this time around- centered with God. I would love to be able to read this book and then pass it along to others.

  28. Rebecca February 6, 2013 at 8:49 am #

    My first daughter was induced a week after her due date and five months later I got pregnant with our second daughter. I really struggled with the second pregnancy because it was a surprise. I was nursing my five month old and was heartbroken to see my milk drying up due to my pregnancy. I had to put her on formula and both of us shed many tears over that. The emotional complications of my heart were further increased when the doctors told us there was a good chance our second daughter would have a genetic problem. Throughout the entire pregnancy, I struggled with being afraid to love my unborn daughter. I feared loosing her, feared she would have mental difficulties, and feared for the difficulties that might enter my life as a result of hee condition. Learning to trust God and love my unborn little girl was something I finally settled in my heart a few months before she arrived in my arms–perfectly healthy. Redeeming Childbirth looks like it walks through a lot of the issues young mothers face today, but most importantly focuses on the most issue of the heart; that is one’s trust in The Lord through pregnancy and birth. Oh how I wish I would have come to terms in my own heart long before I did! The childbearing years in a woman’s life are truly a precious time. I would love to read Angie’s book and pass it on. It sounds like she is writing it from my heart.

  29. Barbara Ziesemer February 6, 2013 at 8:36 am #

    I would like this book to encourage our daughter on the mission field who is expecting their 4th child. Her first for the hospital delivery. Wish I could go to help out but some things would have to be worked out first concerning our special needs daughter. But I cry out to HIM who knows all things and marvel at his answers to my prayers. Thanks so much for your encouragement to keep on keeping on! God bless you and yours.

  30. Audrey C February 6, 2013 at 8:27 am #

    I really could have used a book like this during my second pregnancy! I was pregnant with twins and doubted my own thoughts on birth because of what I was told by those that I thought knew better than me. Though I cannot go back and change how that process went, I would love the opportunity to offer the hope and confidence in Christ that I could have used through that experience to other ladies I know. And I would like to have that for myself the next time, too!

    • Ana February 6, 2013 at 8:34 pm #

      You mean with my fourth niece/nephew? ;)

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  32. Allison February 6, 2013 at 8:09 am #

    I would love to have this book to prepare for future birth(s). My first birth was not as God-focused or peaceful as I would have liked. Although my daughter and I are both healthy (praise God!!), I would like future pregnancies and childbirth experiences to be more as it was intended to be by God. Thank you for the opportunity!

  33. Rachel February 6, 2013 at 1:20 am #

    I came across your book/website through a recommendation of a friend. I am an OB-GYN who has spent the last 2 years ministering to women in Kenya, and am next on my way to Burundi to work long term in medical missions. My team and I would like to not only care for the “least of these,” but also to train Burundian medical professionals to do the same.

    Throughout my training and several years of work since finishing, I have come across the entire spectrum of women in pregnancy and labor, from the “C-section on demand” to the die hard “medicine is evil and I want to birth my baby in the woods under a full moon”. :) I would love to have some more practical and Biblical insight as to how to counsel women, as I think that a lot of the demands and requests and control stem from a fear issue.

    From a more personal perspective, I am expecting our third child in a few months…our second was born in Kenya and this one will be born in France. Talk about a cultural adjustment! Thank so much for writing this book, and I look forward to reading it.

  34. veronica February 5, 2013 at 11:27 pm #

    Even tho I have 3 kids, I have always been afraid of giving birth. It has been almost a year since our family started switching to a healthier, more natural lifestyle and I feel I need to take a whole new different approach to giving birth. I have in some level put my faith in the comfort of the drugs and the machines at the hospital, not really ever even thinking that God would help me if I chose otherwise. I would love to read this book.

  35. Sarah Jane February 5, 2013 at 8:35 pm #

    I’d love to read this because I am a mother and would love to have more children. I’m also a nurse that am looking at different options, whether I should become a doula, midwife, or IBCLC.

  36. Nina February 5, 2013 at 7:49 pm #

    When my son’s due date came and went, I remember feeling anxious about the possibility of being induced. I was allowed to go almost two weeks past my due date, and I prayed fervently during that time that God would allow me to go into labor naturally. I wanted to have a completely natural, unmedicated childbirth experience, and I feared that being induced would ruin it. Didn’t God realize that what I was asking was good for me, my husband, and our then unborn son? Why wasn’t HE inducing labor?

    I ended up being induced and getting an epidural. Although things didn’t go how I had planned, they went exactly as God had planned. Almost six months later, God opened my eyes to some of the reasons why He wanted my son’s birth to happen the way it did. Once I started to see how incredibly faithful He was to me, my family, and what was truly best for us at the time, I became ever so thankful that things didn’t go the way I had planned.

    My son is now 13 months old, and I’m 16 weeks pregnant with baby #2. Redeeming Childbirth sounds like a very encouraging book, and I would love to read it as I once again prepare for the unexpected blessings that God will undoubtedly pour out during childbirth.

  37. Kathie February 5, 2013 at 7:27 pm #

    I’m pregnant with my first- 19 weeks today :) and so excited because I know this is the baby the Lord has given my husband and me. I would love to read this book because I need all the help I can to keep my mind and heart focused on Him. I want Him to be the center of our family!

  38. Courtney February 5, 2013 at 7:24 pm #

    I am about 5 weeks pregnant with my second child and I am fearful for the pregnancy and birth experience. Although, overall the experience was amazing with my first child because I now have him in my life, the pregnancy journey was challenging for me. I am just now having the nausea begin and I would like to change my negative outlook. I also would like to find strength in the Lord for the birth process. I think this book may help me find these things in scripture.

  39. Erin February 5, 2013 at 6:48 pm #

    After almost 13 years of marriage my husband and I are waiting expectantly for the Lord to bless us with children. Whenever He sees fit to do that I want to be ready! This book sounds like a great read to prepare for that day down the road. Also, my sister-in-law is expecting her first, and I know this is a scary time for her. I would love to encourage and build her up as she carries their precious baby.

  40. ashley February 5, 2013 at 6:15 pm #

    I would love to read this book…I have a difficult time getting pregnant- I have many questions & I yearn to understand God & His involvment in birth, being a woman and dealing with all the emotions…

  41. Leanne February 5, 2013 at 6:03 pm #

    What a beautiful way to celebrate the gift of life! I look forward to learning more from Angie.

  42. Crystal February 5, 2013 at 5:46 pm #

    I’m 37 weeks and it all seems relevant!

  43. R G February 5, 2013 at 4:56 pm #

    I am interested in this perspective of things.

  44. Katie H February 5, 2013 at 4:34 pm #

    My husband and I are expecting second baby this spring and I’d love to read this book before he/she comes. Labor and birth of first child was wonderful, but I get a bit nervous thinking “what if this one isn’t so wonderful?”

  45. MamaG February 5, 2013 at 4:30 pm #

    I would love this book because I’m 34 weeks pregnant and in a state of preparing myself for childbirth right now! What a wonderful resource and all the latest blog posts have been so spot on and speaking to my heart. Thank you Lindsay!

  46. Deanne Likkel Guthrie February 5, 2013 at 4:13 pm #

    I have just found out that I am going to be an Oma (grandma) and after hearing from a friend about this book, I knew that I wanted to share it!

  47. Daniella Peterka February 5, 2013 at 3:50 pm #

    I would love to read this book! Everything matters to God, including our labors and births! I’d love to read a God-centered book about birth and labor and pregnancy, because it is on HIM that we lean for our strength!

  48. Jillian February 5, 2013 at 3:18 pm #

    I am serving as a doula and would love to be able to share this book with expectant moms!

    • Angie Tolpin February 5, 2013 at 3:47 pm #

      Jilian, I would love for you to be able to share this tool with your clients! It is one of the reasons I wrote it! Thank you for your service and ministry to women!

  49. Amy Jo February 5, 2013 at 3:10 pm #

    WOW!! What a great book! Pregnancy, labor and birth has gotten such a bad feeling around it by so many…expecially Christians it seems. We’ve become so medicalized. I am currently pregnant with my 5th – 35 weeks. I’ve had the joy of birthing all of my children at home, most via water birth. It’s an intense time, no doubt, but it’s also an incredibly empowering moment when you can birth your baby into the world and realize that God made this moment for you! It’s not about new age or a psychological belief in mother earth…it’s ALL about our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and the women that we were created to be. It’s an upmost calling to be a Mom and to embrace childbirth as only something we get to do :)

    I would love to read this book and support Angie in this much-needed changing paradigm.
    May the Lord Bless you.
    Amy Jo

    • Angie Tolpin February 5, 2013 at 3:50 pm #

      Thank you Amy Jo! I would love you help in getting this message out to women. I believe we need to partner with Christ to Redeem what has been lost… a biblical view of His design, pregnancy, childbirth, life and the gift it is! Would love to connect! [email protected]

  50. Lisa P. February 5, 2013 at 2:01 pm #

    The book looks interesting. I have 2 children (the youngest) is 3 months old, and my husband and I would love to have more. Thanks for your wonderful giveaway!

  51. Sara B. February 5, 2013 at 1:08 pm #

    I am 34 weeks pregnant with my first baby, and I would love to read this book. So many people want to share their birth stories with me right now, and though a few have been good stories, most have not. I would love to have some good encouragement right now as I get close to delivery. Thank you for this lovely giveaway!

    • Angie Tolpin February 5, 2013 at 2:47 pm #

      Sara, I know it can be hard to hear some of the stories women want to share… the thing I had to learn was that for some, because their experiences were so traumatic, they share their story without realizing it is discouraging you. Some may still even need healing from their past experiences. Stay Strong Sara… God has a beautiful plan for you and it means to grow you closer to Him. Please hop over to RedeemingChildbirth.com today and look around… there are many free resources over there!

  52. Rachel Anna February 5, 2013 at 12:53 pm #

    I gave birth to my first (and only child so far) a year-and-a-half ago. Before going into labor, I had good intentions of praying throughout the whole process and focusing on Jesus. I’d like to say I was able to do this well, but to be honest, the pain was so overwhelming that I could not think straight. I really could not concentrate on anything but the pain, which was a big surprise to me. I am so happy I made it through natural childbirth and would absolutely choose it again if the Lord blesses us with another pregnancy, as I definitely feel the benefits far outweigh the temporary pain. However, if I have the opportunity to read this book, I hope that there might be some suggestions on how to let Jesus be the focalpoint and not the pain. Obviously, I am weak and need help – maybe this book would make a difference if I am blessed to go through this experience again.

  53. Ashley B February 5, 2013 at 12:25 pm #

    I’m 32 weeks pregnant, and I’ve never heard about the concept of God showing his redemption through childbirth. It makes perfect sense but I’d love to hear the entire thesis!

  54. nancy February 5, 2013 at 12:21 pm #

    Hi!

    The idea of this book really speaks to my heart- I would love to win!

    Thanks!
    Nancy

    • Angie Tolpin February 5, 2013 at 2:47 pm #

      Nancy, you are so sweet! Please come say hi over at the site and watch the videos! Would love to connect

  55. meghan February 5, 2013 at 12:10 pm #

    I am 12 weeks pregnant with my 4th. I would love this book to help prepare for the arrival of our newest blessing!

    • Angie Tolpin February 5, 2013 at 2:49 pm #

      Meghan, There are stories written especially for you friend! On Leaving a Legacy! Come over to the website to download the “Leaving a Legacy” extended. It has teaching helps and book recommendations for mommies who are expecting.

  56. Abigail February 5, 2013 at 11:42 am #

    My husband and I have been married just over a year and are starting to think about having kids. I’m alternating between excited and terrified, and I’d love to read a book that helps me stay on the “excited” side and away from the “terrified” side.

  57. Sarah February 5, 2013 at 11:23 am #

    I was blessed to be near an independent birth center for my first two children. I learned so much about the process of natural birth being a thing of beauty. Some of the people there, however, were more ‘New Age’ in their thinking. We had to weed through alot. I love the premise of this book and look forward to seeing how intentionally worshipping Jesus Christ during pregnancy and labor would change/focus my mind.

  58. Trish February 5, 2013 at 10:47 am #

    I am expecting my third child and after two homebirths, the change to a hospital birth this time actually makes me more anxious in some ways. I am trying to gear-up mentally for the new surrounding, and my desire to have a natural birth. I hope that the pain comes and goes and I can see it as beauty. Here’s to hope! :)

  59. samW February 5, 2013 at 10:32 am #

    being preg with my 6th child, a lot of people ask why so many & are we done? and I think this would be a good book for me to remind me of God’s stance on pregnancy & children

  60. Melissa February 5, 2013 at 10:16 am #

    I am 28 weeks along with my 10th baby. My journey has been just that–a journey. I would love to read this book because it looks like it mirrors the desire of my own heart: to help women know that we were *created* to do this, it doesn’t *have* to be scary, it is NOT helpful to share birth horror stories with women who are expecting a baby, and that pregnancy/childbirth is a beautiful, sacred time in our lives.

    • Angie Tolpin February 5, 2013 at 3:41 pm #

      Amen Melissa! We are like-minded in deed! God bless your ministry as a Titus 2 Sister, a mother and a wife!

  61. Ashley Brockus February 5, 2013 at 9:40 am #

    I would love to join in the narratives that Angie presents in this book. I have been reading through Ina Mays books and another book called Supernatural Childbirth, and in the few excerpts and quotes available from Redeeming Childbirth, I can tell it offers a whole other perspective and power through Christ in the journey of birth. I am currently 34 weeks with my 2nd baby and am working through some fears about this birth even though my first natural birth was an incredible spiritual experience. I have been feeling the need to let go of control and fear on a whole other level with this upcoming birth and am not sure how. I am thankful it exists for women to grow in deeper intimacy with Jesus as our Deliverer, Healer, and Redeemer!!

  62. Sande February 5, 2013 at 9:39 am #

    I am 19 weeks pregnant with my 4th. I would love to read this book and have a good perspective for the rest of my pregnancy and labor.

  63. Emily Hart February 5, 2013 at 8:24 am #

    I am 36 weeks pregnant and think this book would be perfect to read right now as I draw near the end. I’d really like to have a Christ centered birth!

  64. Stephanie February 5, 2013 at 8:15 am #

    I feel as though God lately has been working on my heart to give Him control of when our children are born. I had my 8 month old child naturally and can remember the event well. I am fearful of having more children not because anything bad happened, I just sort of felt helpless at times. I want to be freed from being so scared of child birth and allow God to work what ever He wants in me. I think this book would be very helpful in that.

  65. April Frazier February 5, 2013 at 8:03 am #

    I’m currently pregnant with #2. My first birth was an amazing and beautiful experience, but I’d love to read this book and enhance the richness of the spiritual experience during pregnancy and birth for my second child.

  66. Diva Goes Organic February 5, 2013 at 8:01 am #

    I’m interested in reading this book because as a soon-to-be first time mom (1 month exactly from the due date, as of yesterday!), I feel that it would be beneficial to me to find the strength in my faith to get me through labor and delivery in the way that I desire. I’m looking forward to experiencing the miracle of birth and bringing my child into this world. I have heard it can be completely life changing and anything I can get my hands on to better prepare me would be such a blessing!

  67. CW February 5, 2013 at 7:53 am #

    I would like to read this book because none of my births have gone the way I planned.

  68. Mrs. Noble February 5, 2013 at 7:47 am #

    The Redeeming childbirth book looks really neat. I had a home birth with my first, and while all went well with the baby, after I gave birth I tore really bad and was loosing a lot of blood. I also fainted several times and had to be transported to the hospital. It was pretty traumatic, but I’m encouraged by the faithfulness of God and though there are fears for when the next baby comes, I would LOVE to have more resources for focusing on the Lord during these times. I’m really glad that people are rising up to encourage women in this area!!

  69. Ashley February 5, 2013 at 7:33 am #

    I am thrilled to hear about this resource!! I delivered both of my daughters naturally, but constantly battled with wanting to take the birthing process into my own hands and not wait on God’s timing. My husband and I also serve in a few leadership roles at our church and are often mentoring others. I would love to pass on biblical resources that focus on bringing The Lord glory and honor with our thoughts and actions revolving around childbirth!

  70. Christina February 5, 2013 at 7:17 am #

    My first was an emergency C-section.
    My second was a hospital VBAC w/epidural.
    My third was unassisted at home.
    My forth ended up being a scheduled C-section. I struggled with this one immensely during the months prior in accepting the way she needed to be born and finally gave in to the Lord’s Will. It would be nice to have encouragement no matter the birth you have had or the one you are facing. I hope and pray the next one is at home again though :) By far the best although this last C-section was very family centered and went very well. The OB even talked to the hospital board about doing future C-sections the same way!

  71. Bethanie February 5, 2013 at 6:50 am #

    This book really looks amazing! We have 3 kids and #4 due in July! We had miscarriage just before this last pregnancy and I’ve really struggled with worry about this pregnancy that all will be and is ok. I know God has all in His hands with a perfect plan for our family. I’m excited about this book and look forward to getting a copy!

  72. Emily February 5, 2013 at 6:37 am #

    Baby #5 is due in April. This will be my second homebirth. I’ve loved learning so much and “enjoying” the process of birth. This book sounds wonderful!

  73. Jennifer February 5, 2013 at 6:33 am #

    giving birth naturally is something I’m passionate about, I would love to read this book.

  74. Shannon February 5, 2013 at 6:26 am #

    I’m expecting baby number two shortly and would love to be able to read this book pre or post baby:). I had a natural home birth with our first but she ended up in the hospital for a week after due to unexplained respiratory difficulties. We are trusting the Lord to protect this little one and looking forward to the adventure of two:). I’m also a midwife and I know my patients would enjoy reading this book!

  75. Angela February 5, 2013 at 6:25 am #

    I would love to read this book. It would be a sound resource I could reference, lend, give away, and encourage other women through! Her site has lots of great resources I can use in the future.

  76. Heidi February 5, 2013 at 6:00 am #

    I love childbirth! And I share the desire to change the understanding about childbirth from fear. I am a doula and childbirth educator, and would love to add this to my resources!

  77. Abbi February 5, 2013 at 5:49 am #

    I would love to read this book. I’ve done lots of reading on naturual childbirth and doula training and would love to add this to my resources!

  78. Heidi February 5, 2013 at 3:20 am #

    I enjoy learning about birth. I have 3 babies and have a small flame of a vision that someday when my children are older I would like to be involved in the birthing process of others. I am not sure what this will look like or if it will ever come to be but I would love to add this to my books and read it from her perspective.

  79. Meghan February 5, 2013 at 3:11 am #

    Having experienced my second c section I would love a Christian book that offers mental, emotional and physical healing. It sounds amazing!

  80. Joanna February 5, 2013 at 2:28 am #

    Good morning,
    My husband and I have been praying for OVER A YEAR that I would have my menstrual cycle, in order that we may have children, if that’s God’s will for us specifically. This past Thursday morning I woke up at 5:00 AM to see my husband off to work, and lo and behold, my period had come! There was so much whooping and hollering going on in our house at 5:00 AM, we might have disturbed the neighbors. :) God is so gracious, and he is an awesome healer! I don’t follow too many blogs, but the ones that I do, I am truly grateful for…even more so because ever since Thursday morning the theme of ALL of their/your posts has been childbirth and motherhood. Just what I needed. Wow! We hope to add “Redeeming Childbirth” to our collection so that we can “grow in wisdom and stature” just like Christ. Thank you for writing it!

  81. Lisanna February 5, 2013 at 12:38 am #

    I would love to read this book! I had a breech c-section with my first and was so disappointed. I would love to read this book before having another baby. I have read lots of secular books about birth and a Christian book is sorely needed! Thanks for the giveaway!

  82. April February 4, 2013 at 11:40 pm #

    I would love to read this book – not only for myself but to bless others. I have two kids of my own (with hopefully more coming soon) but I have had the honor to be at a friends birth & she has told me I need to share the wonderful knowledge, others have blessed me with, about how our bodies were made to give birth & how we need to bring Christ into the delivery room.

    • Angie Tolpin February 4, 2013 at 11:51 pm #

      April, I would love to connect with you more about your experiences in walking down this road with your sisters in Christ… Would you mind emailing me: [email protected]
      God Bless

  83. Melissa B February 4, 2013 at 11:35 pm #

    I would like to read this book because I love babies (I have three of my own) and enjoy reading and learning about birth.

  84. tarena February 4, 2013 at 9:11 pm #

    Having a baby this summer and would love to read up on this!

  85. Carrie February 4, 2013 at 9:08 pm #

    I’m interested in reading the book because it sounds very encouraging.

  86. Sarah M. February 4, 2013 at 8:18 pm #

    As girl #3 does gymnastics in my tummy, ready for her debut in 6-7 weeks, the promotion video for this book makes me well up with tears and excitement. It speaks straight to my fears and needs to rely fully on God’s strength and promises for childbirth. I would love to give it as a gift too! So excited to read this!!!

    Thank you for all the reposts regarding motherhood and childbirth this month! I celebrate with you all God has done through this blog.

    • Angie Tolpin February 4, 2013 at 11:54 pm #

      Sarah, I am so glad you made it over to the RC site today… I hope you had a chance to look around and take advantage of some of the free downloads? Since you are due soon, I would recommend checking out the “Ultra- Sound of Worship” tab as well… 2.5 hours of worshipful music there!God Bless Sister… hope to see you again over at RC- Would love to connect.

  87. Jade February 4, 2013 at 8:18 pm #

    I would love to read this book because I believe giving birth is such an amazing and beautiful experience. I love to read about womens experiences and what kind of birth experience they had. Just from some of the excerpts I can tell that this women understands you have to give it all to Jesus. It is aout giving the Lord your pain. I have three little girls and had natural, no medicated births with all three. They were all different, but the Lord was with me and extremely tender and gracious. I would love to read this book!

  88. Melinda J. February 4, 2013 at 8:17 pm #

    I would love to read this book in the hopes that I may find continually healing from my children’s births. They weren’t awful, but they weren’t what I was expecting either. I also love anything pregnancy/childbirth/breastfeeding related, so this would be an excellent resource I could share with others. Thanks!

  89. Erica W February 4, 2013 at 7:57 pm #

    I would LOVE to read this book because I have been blessed w/children after battling infertility for many years, and then enduring very difficult pregnancies… I think I will find encouragement in this book as I reflect upon the amazing journey God has taken me on the road to motherhood. I also have a sister & 2 friends (one a doula & 1 syudying to be a CPM) who are all 3 expecting in the next few months and I would LOVE to share this book w/them as well… oh & use it for our home study of pregnancy, childbirth, & beyond.

    • Angie Tolpin February 4, 2013 at 11:57 pm #

      Erica, I would love to connect with you more and make sure you have the FREE Reader-only Growth & Study Guide to go with the book… it would be great to work through as a group.

  90. Kelly February 4, 2013 at 7:42 pm #

    What a beautiful resource! Angie’s heart for the Lord shines through so clearly. I’m expecting my third in April. I would love for this birth experience to draw me even closer to my Savior – and I would love to read her book!

  91. Mandy February 4, 2013 at 7:28 pm #

    Baby #3 is on its way and will be here in 8 weeks. So, I would love to read this book as I am preparing again for another birthing experience!

  92. Emily February 4, 2013 at 7:22 pm #

    I would love to read this book because I had 2 beautiful, God-glorifying pregnancies and labor and deliveries and would love to read about another woman who has had a similar revelation and to use it as a resource to encourage my friends in their pregnancies and labor and deliveries! It’s sometimes challenging for me to share my experiences with others (as much as I want to), and I think this would be a good jumping off point to encourage other women that God has a beautiful plan for women in pregnancy, labor and delivery.

  93. Rachel February 4, 2013 at 7:22 pm #

    When I was pregnant with my son, i had very conflicting perceptions about childbirth. My mother, whom I so desperately needed, was no longer speaking to me and although I had the loving support of my wonderful husband, I missed having my mom. I had so many questions, and I was feeling many emotions….
    My mother-in-law became truly a mother to me. She encouraged me to go through the experience naturally. She was the only one who felt that way, for every other woman I knew looked at me as if I came from Pluto when I resolved that I was not having a C-section or an epidural. After sixteen hours of labor, I had my son. I had envisioned everything happening so beautiful and natural, but unfortunately I chose the wrong setting for this to occurr. The hospital had me hooked up to IV’s, monitors, and I was unable to even move during the labor. They patched a heart monitor on my baby’s head and when he was delivered, they ripped it off and now he has a scar that won’t heal. So did I really have the baby natural? Not really…not the way I think God would have preferred.
    When I saw this book, just the title touched my heart. I desperately want to be a godly woman, and place Him in the center of everything I do. We are now trying to conceive our second child, and after another miscarriage, it has been discouraging. I have always cherished little children and prayed that God would bless me with as many as my body can bare. I truly believe this book would give me guidance and wisdom on how I can choose a better setting for my second baby. The hospital did not even help me learn how to nurse my baby, and I struggled so much with producing enough milk and getting my baby to latch on. I was a mess afterward, exhausted, and totally confused about how “natural” the baby process really was because nothing at all felt natural to me.
    Children are a heritage from the Lord! Thank you, dear sisters, for your encouragement and guidance that we so desperately need. God bless you all!!!

  94. Christy S February 4, 2013 at 7:20 pm #

    Baby #2 is on her way in a few months and I would love to read this book to help with my heart preparation. Thanks!

  95. Lauren February 4, 2013 at 7:08 pm #

    This book looks like a wonderful read! I am pregnant with my second and due in a few weeks. My first labor and delivery was traumatizing for a few reasons, and it would be a great way for me to work through those fears I have for the next experience. I desire for Christ to be the center of our labor and delivery (and parenting), this would be a total blessing for us to read!

  96. Loretta | A Finn In The Kitchen February 4, 2013 at 7:08 pm #

    I love that she talks about mentoring! I have a bunch of younger sisters that I hope can experience an awesome birth like we were able to have!

  97. Natasha Triplett February 4, 2013 at 7:06 pm #

    I am so excited to read this book. I’m a birth doula, and this book seems like it lines up with what God has put on my heart for years…that Childbirth is not scary or something to be feared, but something that He created to be a blessing and to bring us closer to Him. What a great tool this will be to share with all my clients. They always have access to my library of books.

  98. allison February 4, 2013 at 6:55 pm #

    I’d love to read this book, I’d love to help frame my birth stories as a testimony to God’s amazing love for us!

    • Sarah February 4, 2013 at 7:03 pm #

      I think it would be interesting to read this book. It’s not really a topic I have thought about before. I think childbirth and parenthood are both overwhelming experiences that it seems natural to want to look to Christ for help. Specific tools and ways to do so would be great to read about!

  99. Hannah February 4, 2013 at 6:39 pm #

    I would love to read this book as I’m pregnant with my second child and am praying to have a vbac. The first birth experience did not go the way I was hoping and it would be great to refocus my mind on the way God created birth, no matter the method.

  100. Margaret February 4, 2013 at 6:39 pm #

    I love reading about birth.

  101. kelly February 4, 2013 at 6:39 pm #

    I just got back from visiting her site and as a mom of 4 I would love to read this book and as a pastor’s wife have it as a resource for new moms. I love the pdf about sharing intimate issues with your kids. What a great resource!

  102. Tina H. February 4, 2013 at 6:26 pm #

    I am expecting our 6th blessing in March and I would love to read this book. I have had many different birth experiences!

  103. Kate February 4, 2013 at 6:19 pm #

    I am a childbirth educator and doula, so this book is of particular interest to me! Looks so wonderful…

  104. Rebecca Foley February 4, 2013 at 6:15 pm #

    I am 16 weeks pregnant with my second child and have been dealing with the fears and anxiety I had after having a rather traumatic c-section instead of the home birth I had planned with my first. I have been praying that God would show me the right attitude to approach this birth with expectation and joy and not fear. I hope to have a successful VBAC, but I learned not to set my heart on anything! This book sounds like a wonderful way to be encouraged to approach birth remembering that God created it!

  105. Jessica February 4, 2013 at 6:04 pm #

    I just delivered my third baby a few weeks ago… This last pregnancy taught me a lot about giving my fears over to the Lord. I know there is still so much more to learn….this book seems to place the focus on Christ as the heart of motherhood and childbirth, and I need the encouragement of such a focus. Thanks for the giveaway, and the wonderful posts on pregnancy and motherhood. What a blessing!!

  106. Lois Ormsby February 4, 2013 at 6:03 pm #

    I am a young married wife of 1 and 1/2 years, not yet a mother :) This book looks like a perfect thing to read before I bear children, for it would help brighten my outlook on the whole aspect of being a mother from start to finish!

  107. Laura February 4, 2013 at 5:57 pm #

    Would love a copy as an encouragement during my own pregnancy and future pregnancies that we hopefully will have.

  108. Mira February 4, 2013 at 5:54 pm #

    I would so much like to read this book I’ve been a Doula for a few years and am a mommy now, but am hoping for a VBAC next. This book would be such an amazing resource!

  109. Jodie Kilpatrick February 4, 2013 at 5:54 pm #

    I am pregnant with my 5th child, and although I’ve read PLENTY of books about childbirth, I’d LOVE to read one that has a God-filled perspective included! Thanks for sharing this book and the website!

  110. Tabitha February 4, 2013 at 5:49 pm #

    I’m reading this book already and would love to get additional copies for friends. This is a wonderful resource and one book I’m always going to keep handy! Thanks so much for blessing so many of us!

  111. jessy k February 4, 2013 at 5:40 pm #

    I am pregnant with my second child and as we move towards this hopefully VBAC birth, I pray that I allow God’s will to be done in this situation. I would hope this book would encourage me to believe that my body is not broken but is perfectly made to birth a child.

  112. Bambi February 4, 2013 at 5:40 pm #

    This book seems so fitting for this time in our life. My husband and I are expecting our first child soon, and feel as if the information and opinions given have been bombarded upon us. We are truly seeking to see God and His blessings during this process, as we try to not take control in the fears and worries regarding my health risks. I would absolutely love to read a book on childbirth by a Christian woman, whose been there, rather than simply have scientific and statistical information. Can’t wait to utilize the play list provided! Thanks again for the opportunity, and I’d love to have, as well as share this book!

  113. Ghoglund February 4, 2013 at 5:36 pm #

    I found this so timely. I am having my third child in two months and feel like I need to refocus myself regarding my labor and birth. Sometimes I forget I am pregnant as I am taking care of my other children and doing school with them. However, when my baby kicks me, I remember that life has been conceived within me. How precious! I am nervous about my labor and birth. I had c-section with my first child and a VBAC with my second. I am looking forward to read this book to help me refocus and have a Christ centered view of my labor and birth. :)

  114. Veronica DePrato February 4, 2013 at 5:35 pm #

    I’m pregnant with our first, and would find this book a great encouragement for our planned home birth!
    Phil 4:13 (“I can do all this through him who gives me strength.”) has been a source of strength for me so far, and I feel it will be even more so during labor!

  115. Lynn W. February 4, 2013 at 5:28 pm #

    This book looks like just what I need right now! My husband, of 6 years, and I are trying for our first child. We are planning on an all-natural birth in the hospital. I have a history of blood clots and need to be closely monitored. This book seems like it will be a great encouragement for me!

  116. Lindsay February 4, 2013 at 5:04 pm #

    This book looks like a gem. I would love to win a copy because we are expecting our fifth, but our first overseas. I have had hospital, birthing center, and home births with my other four. My experiences have been so different; started with very traumatic, gradually getting better. :) I have been given lots of incoherent information about birthing in the country we are moving as missionaries to. I think this book would be such an encouragement to me especially in this season of life.

  117. Michelle T February 4, 2013 at 3:48 pm #

    We are currently expecting our third little one! One hospital, and one home birth. I struggled intensly with both (very long) labors against dispair, exhaustion, and anguish. It sounds like I need to read this to prepare my heart and mind for another pregnancy, labor, and baby!

  118. Heather February 4, 2013 at 3:41 pm #

    I’d like to read the redeeming childbirth chapter. After 6 beautiful home births, I suffered from blood clots with our 7th baby & had to be induced. Now with baby 8, I’m praying for peace- it’s hard to undergo this model of care after having such glorious care with our midwives!

    • Angie Tolpin February 4, 2013 at 4:13 pm #

      Heather,
      If you want to view a sample of the chapter Redeeming Childbirth or glance at the Table of Contents head over to the website at http://redeemingchildbirth.com/ and click on the “view excerpts” tab for free downloads and samples. Also there is a free playlist of worship music and FREE Bonus Chapters available there too! God Bless as you prepare your heart and home to receive another blessing from the Lord!

  119. Natalie Scott February 4, 2013 at 3:29 pm #

    I just gave birth to my first baby, a girl, 3 months ago. We had a natural, home birth, and everything went relatively well. I loved listening to a playlist of praise songs all day through my labor. I would love to read this book in preparation for our next child/pregnancy. It’s great to know of more resources advocating Christian focused childbirth!

  120. Emily Upchurch February 4, 2013 at 2:55 pm #

    Why do I want to read this book? Well, I’ve seen a lot about it lately and been somewhat interested, but just got around to checking out the website…and now I can say: I want to read it because I think it might express some things that have been on my heart for more than a year. I see so many un-Christlike attitudes about childbirth among Christian women, ranging from natural/home birthing moms who are full of bitterness about a birth that didn’t go according to plan, to so many who regard pregnancy and birth as a miserable experience to be got through as quickly as possible. I’ve thought about it so much and tried to write about it a few times, but have struggled to find the right words. I’d love the opportunity to read this book!
    By the way, I am expecting my second baby in about 8 weeks and we’re planning our second home birth. :) And working on giving all our plans for the birth to the Lord!

  121. Erin Junod February 4, 2013 at 2:27 pm #

    I have two children (3 &1) and have the strongest desire to have a third (as does my husband). Our life is already feeling pretty chaotic and crazy with the two little ones, and so, logically we are both like “what are we thinking?!” But it just feels like God’s desire for us is to keep going….I am fearful of getting my hopes up to be able to get pregnant, as it was very hard to get pregnant with my first. what if I can’t get pregnant again? (etc) this seems like a great book to read if i do get pregnant again….I so wish I would’ve had it during the pregnancies of my first two! i was very fearful or both labor and deliveries…but God DID grow me in amazing ways. I hope to be able to experience that again : ) I would SERIOUSLY like some tried-and-true wisdom from a woman who birthed 6 children ! wowza!

  122. Rachel February 4, 2013 at 1:32 pm #

    We are expecting our 3rd in about 6 weeks. The births of our other two have gone well, though I always question myself afterwards. This time I am facing some potential complications, and it sounds like this book may be helpful in preparing myself.

    • Angie Tolpin February 4, 2013 at 2:02 pm #

      Rachel… after birthing six children myself… some with complications during pregnancy… I would hope this would be an encouragement to you as I share those intimate situations and fears as well as try to bring glory back to the God who has a plan for us all!

      Don’t fear sister… seek Him!

  123. Amber February 4, 2013 at 1:12 pm #

    Love her site! I am 38+ weeks, so I plan to use her birth playlist soon! What a neat blessing that you posted this and I got to see that cool resource! No music for the first two, but I think playing her playlist during this homebirth will be lovely! I am passionate about natural childbirth and think that this book would be a great addition to my library to encourage other moms with!!! COOL book! Totally going to “pin” it!

    • Angie Tolpin February 4, 2013 at 2:00 pm #

      Aw! Thanks Amber! I hope it is an encouragement to you! In case you didn’t know already, there are actually three chapters specifically on mentoring… so make sure you read those towards the back of the book. Also, my hubs Isaac wrote a chapter for husbands… there is also a FREE Reader-only download available as well with study questions and two bonus chapters… God Bless your Journey sweet lady!

  124. stephanie February 4, 2013 at 12:37 pm #

    I would love to read this book. I have read two childbirthing books but neither were from a christian perspective. I am 33 weeks pregnant with number 2, trying for a VBAC, but also trying to keep perspective that whatever the outcome- God is in control..

    • Angie Tolpin February 4, 2013 at 2:01 pm #

      Stephanie- I love your heart here- surrendering control of the plan to God… something we ALL need to do as we “prepare” and nest… right! Blessings to you!

  125. Lisa February 4, 2013 at 11:43 am #

    I am currently reading this book at 36 weeks pregnant with our third baby. The last baby was a natural birth and this one will be too (at a birth center) Honestly, I know this is really wrong, but this book is making me more scared. I was already pretty confident about this until I watched my sister in labor a week ago and thats when I decided I needed to read some natural birth books (even though I just did it 2 years ago) I picked this one up. The author uses words like excruciating and immensely painful, which I know is true, but being this close to my due date just terrifies me. I wouldn’t use any of those words to describe my last birth, but now I am seeing (through my sister’s experience and this author’s description of the pain) just how bad it can be. I know the point is the sanctifying work Jesus will do through my pain, but I am still a human and thinking about birth as excruciating just 4 weeks before I am going to do it again really made me fearful. I am praying to work through this, but it was easier when all I had was my last experience.

    • Angie Tolpin February 4, 2013 at 11:55 am #

      Oh Lisa, I am so sorry to hear you feel this way… making you more fearful was not my intention at all honey. If you would like to talk with me more personally about it… I would be more than happy to. Here is my email: [email protected]

      Also: Did you down load the FREE Growth & Study Guide on the website and use the “Ultra-Sound of Worship” yet?

      My heart in this was truly to share honestly, because I do believe many books make childbirth look and seem “easy” and like if you do feel pain you are less spiritual. I found that my spiritual growth came through experiencing the pain with the help of God. My deepest apologies for making you fear more… I will be praying for you. God Bless

  126. Tracy February 4, 2013 at 11:36 am #

    As a pastor’s wife, this would be a great resource to be able to encourage mothers experiencing birth for the first time to make the most of God’s gift

    • Angie Tolpin February 4, 2013 at 11:58 am #

      Tracy, I would be so blessed to know that you were able to mentor women through this season/journey toward motherhood using this tool. I believe we as a church need to be teaching about birth from a biblical perspective… not hiding truth… not avoiding a controversial topic, but simply mentoring from a heart of love.

      Thank you for your interest. Please mention to other expectant mothers about the free resources on the website… we have 2.5 hours of worship music appropriate for birth available for free online! :)

  127. Nisa February 4, 2013 at 11:32 am #

    my first, hoping there will be more in the future, birth experience was crazy and slightly (well incredibly) traumatic. i know God was fully there, and carried us through it all. i would love to read this book so that the next go round will be different mentally, and hopefully physically. thanks!

  128. Becca February 4, 2013 at 11:26 am #

    I am not married yet nor do I have any children, however I feel the Lord calling me towards becoming a wife and mother and am waiting on his timing for this. I have had much anxiety already from stories I had heard about pregnancy, mainly the labor and delivery. I think it would be very beneficial and a blessing to read this book in order to cultivate a godly view of childbirth. Thanks for doing a giveaway!

  129. Laura February 4, 2013 at 11:22 am #

    I am expecting my third child in early June. The first two were born via C-section and I had a *really* tough time with that, especially with my first. I would love to read this book to help in this new endeavor with #3!

    • Angie Tolpin February 4, 2013 at 11:51 am #

      Laura, God bless you dear sister. I pray you do get your heart’s desire, but know that even if God’s plan for you is different than your own… He is still in it and has a beautiful plan for you. Surrender your will to His honey… and be at peace. With all my prayers and love, Angie Tolpin

  130. Jessica W. February 4, 2013 at 11:21 am #

    I am 3 months pregnant with our first child and I have chosen to give birth at home. I feel very alone and unusual in my desire to give birth naturally, especially since I personally do not know anyone who has chosen this path. I would LOVE to read this book and hope to find lots of comfort and encouragement in it.

    • Angie Tolpin February 4, 2013 at 11:49 am #

      Jessica, I am sad to hear you feel so alone. There are many women who have birthed at home, Lindsay being one of them! ;) This division among women you allude to is one of the main passion that drove me to finally speak out and write Redeeming Childbirth. I pray you would be encouraged by it! Blessings on your pregnancy and spiritual journey toward motherhood. Please take advantage of all the free resources on the websites Lindsay mentions above!

  131. Sarah O. February 4, 2013 at 11:16 am #

    I would LOVE to win this book. I am 27 weeks pregnant with our fourth child today. Even after all of these years, I struggle with such fear and feeligs of insecurity about labor and delivery. I have a feeling this book would be a huge encouragement to my heart. Thanks for a chance to win, Lindsey; your blog has been a blessing to my heart for several years now. I am grateful for your ministry!

    • Angie Tolpin February 4, 2013 at 11:43 am #

      Sarah- it’s so nice to meet your here at Lindsay’s “place” and it is so neat to hear that you have been encouraged over the years coming here! You are so right that no matter how many children we have, we still are tempted with fear, aren’t we! I pray you are encouraged by Redeeming Childbirth! God’s blessings to you during this pregnancy.

  132. Julie February 4, 2013 at 10:53 am #

    I very much wanted a natural birth with our daughter, and would have pushed for one in almost every circumstance…except, of course, the one that presented itself when the time came. Looking back now, I can see that God’s hand was clearly at work to bring about that C-section. The last-minute flip to breech, the way I FELL ASLEEP during labor and didn’t show up at the hospital until I was past the point where the doctor would consider natural birth…even the laws of my state concerning childbirth. God clearly had some purpose in my C-section, but it was the most awful experience of my life, and I still struggle with the effects. Now I am pregnant with our second child, and am so fearful. Could I endure another C-section? Would I fight God if it came to that? This book sounds like just the sort of wisdom I need.

  133. Angie Tolpin February 4, 2013 at 10:38 am #

    Thank you for such a beautiful review Lindsay! Blessed to know you! May God continue to bless your ministry and your family sister.

  134. Sara P February 4, 2013 at 10:30 am #

    I am pregnant with our third baby. The first birth was OK, but in the second one I really felt God’s peace so strongly. The baby was unexpectedly breech, but instead of freaking out and being fearful I felt such a peace. God reminded me of the verse “nothing can hinder the Lord from saving by many or by few” – why did I feel confident he could help me deliver a normally faced baby, but a breech baby is too hard for him?? I am thankful for the peace he gave, and also for the delivery, the baby was born without any complications upside down and no surgery was needed. I am excited but also nervous for the next birth, and would want to memorize Bible verses for it. I think this book sounds awesome and it would be a great resource to have!

    • Angie Tolpin February 4, 2013 at 10:37 am #

      Sara, It is perfectly normal for women to become nervous and fearful of the birth as it approaches… regardless of how many babies you have. Many think, you would “be a pro” by now right? But not so… this is another opportunity for you to grow in Christ. Come on over to the website for a visit and take advantage of the FREE resources honey! Would love to connect!

  135. Andrea February 4, 2013 at 10:17 am #

    Our firstborn is 7 weeks old. I was so blessed to have had a speedy and easy labor.God answered our prayers to have a natural childbirth, but in the weeks leading up to delivery, He was also getting me to the point of surrendering my dreams and wishes and accepting whatever He sent. I would love to read this book before we have another child to learn more about making childbirth a worshipful experience.

  136. Amy S. February 4, 2013 at 9:38 am #

    I love childbirth books, the more good ones out there for families the better! I’d love to get into this one as it encourages mom through all childbirth experiences and choices.

  137. Rei H. February 4, 2013 at 9:14 am #

    I am pregnant with my first and would loved to read this book. I would like to deepen my understanding of God’s intention for women and childbirth, and use the scripture references for strength and encouragement.

    • Angie Tolpin February 4, 2013 at 9:42 am #

      Rei- God Bless you sister! And Congratulations on the gift of life you are carrying!

      Please visit our website for more birthing resources… there is also a page of photos with scripture verses to “pin” and print! For fun! And a FREE Worship playlist of 2.5 hours of music appropriate for labor! Plus so much more in free downloads! COme on over and say hello!

  138. Hollie Moyer February 4, 2013 at 9:06 am #

    As a student midwife and a christian, I am always looking for good resources from a Christian perspective. I am eager to see what this book holds!

    • Angie Tolpin February 4, 2013 at 9:40 am #

      Hi Hollie! I wanted to reach out to you because I believe those who are serving other women in this particular season of life are especially in need of a tool to minister to the souls of their clients. I would love to connect more personally on this if you have the time? Also, I wanted to mention this other post on Redeeming Childbirth written by another midwife/duola! http://onedoula.blogspot.com/2013/01/book-review-redeeming-childbirth.html

      God bless your ministry Hollie! And Thank you for what you do!

  139. B. Hunt February 4, 2013 at 8:55 am #

    Our first baby was born 10 months ago. We planned for a natural homebirth, and I read all the important secular books to prepare. I tried to read them from a Christian perspective, understanding from a theological stance why childbirth hurts and why it’s okay that it hurts. But like many births, things did not go according to plan. I was induced with higher-than-normal amounts of pitocin in the hospital. Labor was difficult, and the pain was unbearable. The nurses had never seen such a difficult birth, and my midwife wasn’t sure I would physically be able to birth my son. Praise God, our precious baby did make his appearance naturally, but the pain was traumatizing for me. For months I cried when I would think of the pain. When I was in labor I actually prayed for death because it was the only deliverance I could think of in the midst of the pain. We’ve been talking about having a second baby, and I freeze in fear of the pain.
    I love the concept of this book because it states Truth clearly and the reader doesn’t have to try to figure out the theology of pregnancy and birth. I love that a mother with experience is communicating these powerful truths gentle and lovingly to women who are facing a scary but beautiful event. I love that she is seeking to celebrate birth from a biblical perspective and encourage other women as they make this journey of motherhood.
    I often think of Eve and what it was like for her to deliver her babies without another woman around. To me, pregnancy and birth should be done in community with your mother, sisters, and girlfriends nearby to encourage, uplift, and pray for you. This book is an extension of our community in Christ and will enable women to not only fix their minds on Christ as they prepare for giving birth, but encourage and edify other women who need to hear a reassuring voice.

    • Angie Tolpin February 4, 2013 at 9:48 am #

      Mrs. Hunt,

      Thank you for your kind words about Redeeming Childbirth… it seems as though you have already read it? If not, I pray it is everything you hope and long for as a woman facing her childbearing years… needing encouragement and strength to go on even after such a hard first birth experience. But I hope that even more than that you are built up in the Lord and drawn more to our Father!

      Blessings sister
      Angie

  140. Jennifer Sharkey February 4, 2013 at 8:51 am #

    What an amazing resource for women who are either in their first pregnancy or 12th! I have been blessed with the opportunity to help a good friend during her very difficult labor which veered way off her birth plan. She felt such shame and defeat. This is not the first time a woman of God has shared those emotions. I would love to read this book and be able to provide Godly wisdom for other who I encounter as a Brio instructor. God has a plan for everything and His will is so much better than our own!

    • Angie Tolpin February 4, 2013 at 9:54 am #

      Jennifer,

      I would love to connect more with you about how this resource could be a tool for your to further minister to the souls and hearts of your clients… drawing them to the Father in Heaven and the Bible. Feel free to contact me through email too! [email protected]

  141. Chelsea February 4, 2013 at 8:35 am #

    Would love to read this as I prepar for the birth of my 3rd this summer and second VBAC birth…I have many difficult emotions with my birth experiences and would love to learn from this book.

    • Angie Tolpin February 4, 2013 at 9:55 am #

      Oh sweet Chelsea, my heart goes out to stories like yours. Blessed are you for continuing in faith to submit to whatever the Lord has for you in this journey of bringing forth life! God Bless… I hope you do win! ;)

  142. Jo Ann February 4, 2013 at 8:34 am #

    I’d love to get my hands on this book. I love hearing birth stories but I’ve become much more aware as it seems to turn into a competition of “war” stories. I especially cringe when this is done in front of expectant mothers or women who have not had children.

    • Angie Tolpin February 4, 2013 at 9:59 am #

      Jo Ann, Your comment made me smile! I too “cringe” when I sense judgmentalism or watch an older woman sharing “trauma” from an unhealed perspective to an expectant mother… tempting her to struggle with fear even more. Two chapters are specifically about this as I address mentors. God Bless you sister for your heart of encouragement!

  143. Cassandra February 4, 2013 at 8:21 am #

    It sounds like a beautiful book and I love that it’s all about God. I don’t have children yet and this would be a fantastic resource for a first time mom. :)

    • Angie Tolpin February 4, 2013 at 10:00 am #

      Cassandra, I am so excited to see you here today! If I could go back and use the time I had before children better… it would be in reading and preparing my heart and soul for this journey- so that I wouldn’t have to do it while raising them. God bless your journey of growth in Him!

  144. Lena ~ JOYfilledfamily February 4, 2013 at 7:36 am #

    would love this read as i prayerfuly prepare during the homestretch of my my 11 pregnanacy, sixth childbirth.

    • Angie Tolpin February 4, 2013 at 10:08 am #

      Lena- how far along are you sister? I pray you can get this in time! Please visit the website for a bunch of FREE resources as well as a 2.5 hour FREE playlist entitled the “Ultra-Sound of Worship!” I pray you experience His presence as you partner with God to bring forth life… yet again! May He be Glorified!

  145. Michelle February 4, 2013 at 7:02 am #

    I would love to read this book. As a mother of two, both born “naturally” and with no complications, I’d love to read this because sometimes I struggle with judgmental feelings towards women who don’t even try for natural births. I understand in some circumstances, but in others…I just don’t understand how or why someone would choose a c-section, for example. So, I’d love to gain perspective on all forms of birth and how they are ALL meant to glorify God. If that makes sense. =)

  146. Faith Storms February 4, 2013 at 6:36 am #

    We are expecting baby #2 in May. This would be a great book to rend in preparation for that!

    • Angie Tolpin February 4, 2013 at 10:09 am #

      Oh how exciting! Baby #2! I pray this would strengthen and encourage your heart as one sister in the Lord to another! Come on by the website to take advantage of the FREE Growth & Study Guide and other free downloads too!

  147. deezahoney February 4, 2013 at 6:29 am #

    My husband and I are hoping to have children in the near future, and I’d love to begin motherhood with Him at the forefront. I’m a bit (ha!) on the fearful side, and having someone remind me that it’s God’s design, God’s handiwork, God’s everything will be essential.

    • Angie Tolpin February 4, 2013 at 10:12 am #

      Oh sweet sister, we all struggle with fear at one point or another when it comes to birth! I pray this will build you up in the word of God as we look together at the scriptures he has for us on this topic of birth, fear, and pain! many blessings to you and your husband… oh and there is a chapter written by my hubs, Isaac for expectant father’s and 2 pages of journal questions especially for the men in the FREE Growth & Study Guide available on the website as a “Reader-only download!”

  148. Lindsay February 4, 2013 at 6:22 am #

    This looks like an incredible resource and a great encouragement to surrender our first child’s birth to Christ.

  149. Kenna H. February 4, 2013 at 6:12 am #

    I am a 23 year old mother of a beautiful 5 year old little girl, whom I had through c-section . I have been pregnant 5 times , 3 miscarriages, 1 stillbirth, and of course one beautiful baby girl through c-section. After my stillborn I was told that there would be no VBAC, I know that the Lord is master of all things and that he can bring me through it all. Just like anyone else, I need lots of encouragement. I believe that this book could help me through lots of my fears and help me to help others in the same situation. I feel like if I would just let God be in control of my pregnancies that, this time It would be a success. I need lots of prayer and I appreciate any that I can get.

    • Angie Tolpin February 4, 2013 at 10:22 am #

      Oh Kenna! I am so sorry for your loss. Many women today bear the pain of loss and when they are pregnant again… the fear. Honey… there is a specific study on fear which I do believe would be very equipping… I would like to add your situation to a few others that need prayer in a special group I have going on fb… if that is ok with you? Regardless, know that you have a sister in the Lord that is praying for you! God Bless! Would love to see you visit our site too!

      • Kenna H. February 4, 2013 at 4:57 pm #

        I wouldnt mind at all. Thank you so much for your prayers. :)

  150. Janelle February 4, 2013 at 6:04 am #

    My husband and I are hoping for a second baby, and this would be a great reource to prepare with!

  151. Ashley February 4, 2013 at 6:02 am #

    I love all things childbirth. We are currently expecting our fourth. I think this book would be an awesome supplement to the way I would like to birth. I’m an in control person but through some trials God has been showing me how I need to completely trust in him… Even in the moment of birth. Thank you for the opportunity.

    • Angie Tolpin February 4, 2013 at 10:25 am #

      Hmmm… Ashley… I also struggle with “control.” I can so relate to you here! I do believe “Give God the Plan” and “Birth is Bigger than my Belly” would end up being some of your favorite chapters friend! May God richly bless you as you seek His will for your unique birth plan.

  152. Jessica February 4, 2013 at 5:49 am #

    This book sounds wonderful!
    I can not wait to read it, hopefully by winning it.
    I am due to have our third child in August and we will be doing another natural homebirth.
    In my last home labor/delivery we had worship music going and oeople praying for me and the babyo
    i would love for it to be more prayerful and just peaceful in the room.

    • Angie Tolpin February 4, 2013 at 10:27 am #

      Jessica, There are also many resources on the website at RedeemingChildbirth.com please come over for a visit and take advantage of the 2.5 hours of free worshipful music appropriate for birth and other free downloads. It is called “The Ultra-Sound of Worship” on the site… God Bless your birth and journey!

  153. Kat February 4, 2013 at 5:45 am #

    Would love a copy of this book. No kids yet but this topic interests me.

  154. Kristy February 4, 2013 at 5:14 am #

    We are joyously expecting our fourth in September. I’ve had ‘Christian Pregnancy’ books before, but this one looks to be more personal an prayerful.

    • Angie Tolpin February 4, 2013 at 10:30 am #

      Kristy,
      You know, I think if that is what you are looking for we are very like-minded. As I was preparing to birth each of my six children, I yearned for someone (a mentor or a book) that would pray for me and lead me to seek God’s word on those topics I struggled with most… that IS the heart of this book. At the end of every chapter, there is either a personal prayer or journaling questions. I pray it leads you into a deeper understanding of God’s goodness, plan and design!

  155. VeronicaS February 4, 2013 at 5:14 am #

    I would love to read this book. Just from reading about it, I think it would have alot to teach me about allowing God into pregnancy and childbirth. Sometimes I think we know that He should be in everything, but it gets hard to know just how to do that. I’ve been wanting to get this, but would love to win it!

    • Angie Tolpin February 4, 2013 at 10:31 am #

      I hope you do get it Veronica!

  156. Jennifer February 4, 2013 at 5:12 am #

    I would love the chance to read this book because the birth of my son did not go exactly as I had hoped. Getting encouragement on how to let God be in control and sustain me through my next one would be wonderful!

  157. Stephanie Crosby February 4, 2013 at 4:50 am #

    When I was pregnant with my first, I felt there was a pretty substantial gap between the Christian crowd and the natural birthing crowd. I think this book fills that gap nicely. I’d like to read it for possible future pregnancies and hopefully to share with other women as they prepare for their first labor and delivery.

    • B. Hunt February 4, 2013 at 8:57 am #

      I agree! I read all the natural childbirth books, but so many of them have a secular spiritualism aspect that was uncomfortable for me, especially in light of the fact that God designed childbirth! I’m excited that there is now a Christian resource about natural childbirth.

    • Angie Tolpin February 4, 2013 at 10:32 am #

      Stephanie- You NAILED IT! The “GAP” you describe was actually the title of the first chapter until it went through final editing… how funny! Hope you enjoy it!

  158. Paula February 4, 2013 at 4:35 am #

    I have had two births so far and neither of them happened in a way that felt respectful to me as a mother. I would love to read this before I have more children and also share with friends. Thanks!

  159. Tangie Rudolph February 4, 2013 at 4:15 am #

    This book sounds AWESOME! I recently completed training to become a Doula. I would share this book with clients to encourage them to add our Father to their peaceful births.

    • Angie Tolpin February 4, 2013 at 10:33 am #

      Tangie- I would love to connect with you more personally on this topic since you are ministering to women frequently in this season. Feel free to email me: [email protected]

  160. Mary February 4, 2013 at 4:14 am #

    I would LOVE to win this book. I’m a practicing doula with a special focus on helping Christian women experience their birth through the lens of our faith. Sound familiar?? There’s not a lot out there on this subject (in fact, I’ve thought about someday trying to write something. Someday). I’m so glad this book is here and if I win, it would be used to minister to a whole lot of women!! Thank you so much for the opportunity!

    • Angie Tolpin February 4, 2013 at 9:32 am #

      Mary,
      I would love to connect with you more on your role in the Kingdom of God and ministering to women in this season of life. Feel free to email me! Blessings Sister

  161. Kyleigh February 4, 2013 at 3:44 am #

    This book sounds wonderful! I’m a newly-engaged young lady, who has always been somewhat “scared” of childbirth, although always trusting God to provide that strength when the time comes (and we’d love to have children right away, if God gives them!). This sounds like it would be helpful in relieving some of that fear and strengthening faith in God – for now and later!

    • Angie Tolpin February 4, 2013 at 9:31 am #

      Kyleigh, What you experience, “fear,” is so normal! It’s universal actually. And it is one of the MAIN focuses in this book. My hope and prayer is that you would be encouraged in the Lord… that as you read this… you heart would be even more drawn to Him and His word as well! Blessings

  162. Jamie February 4, 2013 at 3:27 am #

    I jumped the gun and went ahead and bought it. I hopr this will give me the tools to have a better experience than my first labour. I had a very traumatic experience with my first labour. I was in Germany at a German hospital, my baby was sunny side up, had an enormous head, and after trying to push her out for four hours, I ended up having to have an emergency c-section after her heart rate plummeted. During that pregnancy and birth it hadn’t occurred to me that it could be a holy experience. I really wanted a natural birth, and had sort of made an idol of it. I had never once invited God to the experience. I also was made to feel (by other Christian women) that I somehow had failed at giving birth since it wasn’t “natural”, and that it would effect my mothering and nursing. The physical recovery from this was daunting and very painful. My husband was very helpful and was a super speedy diaper changer. However, he deployed shortly thereafter and I was left alone with a newborn. To complicate the matter further, my mother was present, but very unhelpful and ended up in the hospital in Germany for several weeks. I am “due” in late March/early April this time around and I am inviting God to be fully involved this time. I am aiming for a VBAC, but, really aiming for God’s perfect timing, and grace. My husband could deploy again shortly after or before this one hatches and I DO NOT want to be recovering, nursing a newborn, and chasing my sweet two-year old at the same time. Please pray for me, sisters! I know it’s very selfish of me, but, I appreciate it. Many blessings to you! I hope and pray that you too will have a safe, healthy delivery where God is ever present.

    • Angie Tolpin February 4, 2013 at 8:53 am #

      Jamie,
      Oh my dear… my heart goes out to you as do my prayers. As I read through you message here, I found myself wanting to pray for you… over many issues. Fear, doubt, anxiety, hurt feelings from judgmentalism, fear of doing it alone, and so much more. I want to make sure you know there are many “free resources” at the website and come over for a visit. For those who have the book in their possession… at the end of the Letter from the Author, there is a code for the FREE Reader-only download of the “Growth & Study Guide.” There is also a Free Playlist of 2.5 hours of worship music appropriate for labor and delivery, which you can take advantage of now. So make sure you visit and say Hello. God Bless.

  163. Julie Rodgers February 4, 2013 at 3:09 am #

    I am due with my sixth child at the beginning of April. This will be my first time to birth with a midwife instead of in a hospital setting. I need the encouragement and reminders that God is the One who will deliver my baby, and it will be in His power, not my own! I hope I will this fabulous book!

    • Katie February 4, 2013 at 8:54 am #

      God has been placing a burden on my heart for ministering to moms to be, and this would be an excellent resource for them and for me.

      • Angie Tolpin February 4, 2013 at 9:29 am #

        Katie, Yes! You get it! As soon as we have even had “1″ baby we are mentors to those just walking through this season… oh how amazing if EVERY woman understood her role in this, right! Thank you! Your comment made me shout- YES! There are actually 3 chapters for Titus 2 Mentors specifically in Redeeming Childbirth; however, I believe the book in it’s entirety would benefit all women as they are intentionally speaking truth into their sisters lives.

        Hope you make a visit over to our site and say hello!

    • Angie Tolpin February 4, 2013 at 9:01 am #

      Julie, There are many FREE downloads and resources {like the “Ultra-Sound of Worship” which is 2.5 hrs of music for labor} on the website…make sure you come over and say hello at Redeeming Childbirth. God Bless your journey.