Today I want to share with you to my *new* favorite pregnancy/childbirth book : Redeeming Childbirth by Angie Tolpin.
This book has become my favorite pregnancy book because of the huge amount of encouragement through out it's pages. I have read a ton of pregnancy/childbirth books (here are some of my favorites) and for the most part they are alike and tell you how big your baby is now and what happens during pregnancy, labor and birth, etc. This book though encourages you to grow in your relationship with the Lord while going through the life changing experience of pregnancy/childbirth.
Pregnancy and birth is just something you don't ever forget, it is imprinted on your heart. I remember the overflowing joy of finding out a new blessing was coming, feeling the first hiccup or kick, hearing the baby's heart beat for the very first time, growing close to the day you are to deliver and meeting your precious baby for the very first time. Pregnancy is a precious growing time for both yourself and your baby.
A lot of people (I know I have at times) focus on the negatives of pregnancy: morning sickness, sleepless nights, backaches, outgrowing clothes, tiredness, overwhelmed with household tasks, etc. Though these are all extremely true (more so for others), this book encourages you to draw closer to the Lord during these trying times and rest in His presence.
I wish there had been such a book when I was expecting our first baby. I would have benefited so much for the encouragement within it. This book is written to help redeem your childbirth, help you grow spiritually with the Lord, your family and your growing baby. I ended up reading this book slowly, I'd read a little and think on it and read a little again. It is so full of wisdom, I'm sure I'll be picking it back up next time I'm expecting.
I would have no problems recommending Redeeming Childbirth to anyone having a baby!
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*Disclaimer - Angie Tolpin sent me an e-version of this book for the purpose of the review. I wasn't compensated in any other way. Thank you Angie, it truly has been a blessing! This post also contains affiliate links, you can read my entire policy here.