Women often feel that it is more “natural” to have a vaginal delivery, and if they can’t there must be something wrong with them.
The birth of a child is one of the most wonderful and memorable days in the life of any parent. Most women have strong preferences as to what they want for that day. This article will give you some information about the different options women have and what the Bible does and doesn’t have to say about them. Here is a brief summary of how the rest of this article works out:
(1) Prenatal care is one of the most important ways to ensure a healthy labor and delivery
(2) Home births are a matter of freedom except when in violation of the law.
(3) A person’s method for dealing with pain is a matter of Christian freedom.
Heather Lewis is a Sojourn member and an OB/GYN practicing in New Albany, IN. She is married to Chip Lewis and the mother of two daughters. Their third is due in June.