My husband and I have been Christian Scientists all our lives...

My husband and I have been Christian Scientists all our lives and have relied exclusively on spiritual healing to meet our needs. When we were expecting our first child, I was very diligent in prayer. I worked with a Christian Science practitioner to nurture my spiritual understanding of our roles as mother and father, and to gain a deeper understanding about the spiritual identity of the baby and birth process. Our birth attendant was a midwife who was comfortable in allowing us to rely on prayer.

Because of the earnest praying I had done prior to the birth, I expected a harmonious and pain-free delivery. What I experienced, however, was an extremely painful and slow delivery. I felt separated from God's love and care because of the pain. Even with these difficulties, though, the baby was born naturally and was healthy. But after the birth it took me a long time to recover, and I was nagged by aches in my lower back. I had a great many fears and mental scars that needed to be healed.

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