TPC Birth Stories: When the Doctor Becomes the Patient

I got in the car to drive to the hospital then suddenly realized that I had forgotten my camera. As I searched the house for my Canon, I laughed. How often am I  the one bringing a camera to the delivery? But this wasn’t just any birth. This was Becky’s baby. We have a unique […]

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For the Mother Yet-To-Be {My Mother Letter}

Dear Mother Yet-To-Be, I can hear the ache in your heart. It echos loudly in mine – because I was once a mother yet-to-be. I understand the longing unfulfilled, the questions, the pain. You wonder why you’ve yet to be chosen. . .chosen to lavish love on another like only you could. You wonder why […]

Fearing the Worst: The Real Risks of Stillbirth

  Stillbirth. Just saying the word makes me cringe and take a deep breath to avoid feeling nauseated. Loss after 20 weeks in pregnancy is medically referred to as stillbirth. Luckily, the risk of this type of loss is rare.  The current rate in the US at 6/1000.  Still, it’s a common fear among pregnant women. […]

10 Scriptures for Fighting Fear in Pregnancy

10 Scriptures for Fighting Fear in Pregnancy

As I was praying this week, I was reminded of the many women in our community who are currently pregnant after enduring a loss of some sort. Several after experiencing miscarriage. . .some after years of waiting for their positive pregnancy test. A few of you have shared with me personally that you are battling […]

Top 5 Things a Dad Should Never Say in the Delivery Room

In the 11 years I’ve been birthin’ babies, I’ve heard some crazy things in the delivery room. While most dads try their best to be supportive during labor, lets face it, this is an entirely new adventure for them. Here are some of the common gaffs that I hear dads make. 1. “That looks easy!” This […]

The Courage of the Cross

“‘Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.’ When he had said this, he breathed his last.” Luke 23:46 I visited my daughter’s preschool the other day for their Easter celebration. I was struck by the way the school director shared the meaning of this special holiday with the kids. “And what are we celebrating […]

5 Ways To Choose Your Baby’s Name

My little brother and his beautiful wife are expecting baby #2 in the fall. My maiden name, while completely Italian and one I am quite proud of, is a bit unique. Not a lot of names flow nicely with it. Although I begged God to send me a dreamboat with the last name Smith or […]

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