Many years ago, when my husband and I were expecting our second child, I prepared for the birth through prayer and often asked a Christian Science practitioner for treatment. In particular I studied what Mary Baker Eddy wrote in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures on page 463 : “To attend properly the birth of the new child, or divine idea, you should so detach mortal thought from its material conceptions, that the birth will be natural and safe.
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