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Cradled in Our Wombs

Pregnancy and Childbirth

For You formed my inward parts; You wove me in my mother's womb. I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Wonderful are Your works, And my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from You, When I was made in secret, And skillfully wrought in the depths of the earth; Your eyes have seen my unformed substance; And in Your book were all written The days that were ordained for me, When as yet there was not one of them.
~ Psalm 139:13-16

We believe that all children are a gift from God. Life begins at conception, and unborn babies have a right to life and should be nurtured and loved. We believe that babies deserve the most natural and gentle birth possible.

~ from the GCM Statement of Beliefs

Mama-to-Mama Support

For mama-to-mama support, visit our GCM forum for pregnant mamas (available for registered users only):
Cradled in Our Wombs - Nurturing ourselves and our sweet babies through the pregnancy; also, discuss childbirth and share birthstories.


  • Homebirth to Hospital Transport Birth Plan
    by Anita
  • A Comparison of Childbirth Philosophies for Christians
    by Emme Amble
  • Preparing for Birth
    by Jeri Carr
  • Preparing for Your Baby's Arrival
    by Jeri Carr
  • Thoughts about Natural Childbirth
    by Cyndi Egbert
  • There's No Place Like Home...To Have a Baby
    by Becky Jackson
  • Choosing Between Unassisted and Midwife Assisted Homebirth
    by Becky Jackson
  • Unexpected Pregnancy
    by Jocelyn Smith

    Birth Stories

  • A Home Waterbirth
    by Jeri Carr
  • Born into Her Daddy's Hands
    by Jeri Carr
  • Elissa's Birth Story
    by Cyndi Egbert
  • Sophie's Birth Story
    by Becky Jackson

    Links to Other Websites

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    Life in the Womb

  • Fetal Development
  • Pregnancy Calculator


  • Finding a Midwife
  • Citizens for Midwifery
  • Midwives Alliance of North America

    Free-Standing Birth Centers

  • National Association of Childbearing Centers' Birth Centers Online - Includes a directory of birth centers.


  • Doulas of North America - Includes information on finding a doula.
  • Association of Labor Assistants & Childbirth Educators - Includes information on finding childbirth educators and labor assistants/birth doulas.

    The Bradley Method of Childbirth

  • The Bradley Method - Includes a page where you can request a directory of instructors.

    Natural Remedies

  • Aromatherapy for Pregnancy
  • Is Aromatherapy Safe During Pregnancy?
  • Miscellaneous Discomforts of Pregnancy

    Recommended Books

    Recommended by members of the GCM message board

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    Natural Childbirth

  • Active Birth: The New Approach to Giving Birth Naturally by Janet Balaskas
  • Husband-Coached Childbirth: The Bradley Method of Natural Childbirth by Dr. Robert Bradley
  • Natural Childbirth the Bradley Way by Susan McCutcheon
  • Birth without Violence: Revised Edition of the Classic by Frederick Leboyer
  • The Joy of Natural Childbirth: Fifth Edition of Natural Childbirth and the Christian Family by Helen Wessel
  • Special Delivery by Rahima Baldwin
  • Birthing From Within by Pam England and Rob Horowitz
  • Ina May's Guide to Childbirth by Ina May Gaskin
  • A Good Birth, A Safe Birth by Diana Korte
  • Childbirth without Fear: The Principles and Practice of Natural Childbirth by Michel Odent, Grantly Dick-Read


    Being Well-Informed

  • The Thinking Woman's Guide to a Better Birth by Henci Goer
  • Obstetric Myths vs. Research Realities by Henci Goer
  • What Every Woman Should Know About Diet and Drugs During Pregnancy by Gail Sforza Brewer

    General Pregnancy

  • The Natural Pregnancy Book by Aviva Jill Romm
  • A Child is Born by Lennart Nilson
  • Your Pregnancy Week by Week (for pictures only!)
  • The Pregnancy Book by the Sears
  • The Birth Book by the Sears
  • The Naturally Healthy Pregnancy by Shonda Parker


  • The VBAC Companion by Diana Korte

    Nutrition/Natural Remedies

  • The Vegetarian Pregnancy by Sharon Yntema
  • The Wise Woman Herbal For The Childbearing Year by Susun S. Weed
  • Prescription for Nutritional Healing by Phyllis Balch, James Balch

    Thank you for your help, WhollyMama, compling the links and list of recommended books!

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