I printed some verses to look at during my labor with Noah 2 1/2 years ago. They were a great comfort to me. I was anxious to add a few to my list for this baby due in about 10 weeks, give or take a few.
I found some printable verses specifically chosen for labor over at the Who can Stand? blog. You can find them here.
I also made my own printable for Psalm 20, which is traditionally used among Jews during labor. My daughter Holly added some lovely embellishment for me. You can download a PDF here. CCF02262014
Because the Hebrew women are not like the Egyptian women, for they are vigorous and give birth before the midwife comes to them. Ex. 1:19
It’s not that I want to give birth before the midwife arrives, but I would love to be vigorous in labor, and not slow. I asked Holly to help me create a printable of this one, too. You can get it here. CCF02262014_0001
I am laminating each of these since I am planning a water birth. During Noah’s labor, all my verses curled up and I couldn’t see them lol. We won’t be making that mistake again. I then plan to punch a hole in them and safety pin them to the curtains that make up the wall of my birth sukkah.
What verses have been encouraging to you during labor? I would love to add them to my birth sukkah walls.