During nine months of pregnancy, I realized for the first...

During nine months of pregnancy, I realized for the first time just how many theories there are, and how much fear there is, surrounding pregnancy and childbirth. I had such a wonderful experience being pregnant and giving birth that I would like to share this with others.

From the beginning of my pregnancy I prayed, along with a practitioner. During the pregnancy I refrained from taking vitamins, iron, and other supplements, although they were recommended by the doctor whom I had engaged to deliver the baby. Rather, I affirmed my wholeness based on the spiritual identity of man as "the compound idea of God, including all right ideas" (Science and Health, p. 475). The baby and I already had the sustenance we needed, and nothing could be added or lacking in our lives, because our relationship to God never changes. Blood tests administered by the doctor revealed perfectly normal blood conditions.

October 31, 1994

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