Painless childbirth

In the last chapter of Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, which consists of letters from people healed just by reading the book, there is a letter from a woman regarding her “demonstration of painless childbirth.” She said that she wrote in order to perhaps “help some sister who is looking . . . for a demonstration of this kind” (p. 611). It is in this spirit that I wish to share my experience. 

I’d had two births prior to becoming a student of Christian Science. Welcoming each of those babies was a lovely experience, but with my third child, the peace brought about by reliance on Christian Science was palpable and worth noting.

Throughout the pregnancy, I had the prayerful support of a Christian Science practitioner, who was also my Christian Science teacher. This was a tremendous comfort to my husband and me. The doctor whom I was seeing in preparation for the birth had attended births for other women relying on Christian Science, so my choice to rely on Science throughout the pregnancy was not foreign to him. This made the experience very positive for all.

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