On Sunday, we were both fasting for direction and guidance, and I receied a distinct spiritual impressions that healing was going to come through medical treatment. That was so not what I was expecting to hear. So, as soon as I get my courage up, I will be calling for an apointment with an RE. We just got a new insurance plan, and we're not sure what it will cover in regards to treatment, and I'm not sure where the money will come from. But, the prompting was unmistakable, so we go forward.
Here is the book I mentioned. I only recently heard about it on a Yahoo group, and to be honest, I haven't read it through very carefully, which is one reason I thought it was strange that I got a prompting to pass it on. The author covers all the basic aspects of prenatal care and birth, in it's various settings, and then includes scriptures and quotes from GA's on subjects such as fear, patience, and agency. She emphasizes how important it is to carefully and prayerfully consider each option you have, which is one reason I was drawn to it. I don't know about the rest of you, but with my first, I didn't do any of that. I got pregnant, and let my local HMO handle the rest. It was awful, as I think I've mentioned before. But it honestly didn't occur to me to consult Heavenly Father about how I should grow my baby, and where and how that baby should be born, and I'm really ashamed to admit that. Here I was preparing for my son's first ordinances, receiving a body, and being born in the covenant, and I didn't pray about whether or not he even should be born in a hospital. Now, a lot of this book is the author's own opinion and interpretation, so that should be taken with a grain of salt. But I found almost everything I read in there to ring true with what I have come to believe about how God created the process of birth as a step in His work and His glory. He can't bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man without bringing mortality to pass first. He has set the pregnancy and birth process up for that purpose, and I htink we mere mortals have screwed with it entirely too much with drugs, procedures, and fear. So yeah, that's a short and imperfect synopsis of the book. Stepping off the soapbox again. HTH.