Bumps, Braxton Hicks, and Birth

In my book Nine Year Pregnancy I talk about parts of the adoption journey as being like Braxton Hicks contractionbaby hands, baby fingers, baby holding finger, preemie, baby in hospitals, regular contractions, and full-blown labor.

Today during my morning quiet time I read John 16. In verse 21 it says: “A woman giving birth to a child has pain because her time has come; but when her baby is born she forgets the anguish because of her joy that a child is born into the world” (NIV).

Similarly, in your adoption journey you may experience struggles along the way, bumps in the road, “hiccups”, false contractions, real contractions, and labor pains. You may experience deep anguish of the heart and soul. You may even experience physical baby feet, baby toes, holding baby foot, preemie, baby in hospitalpain as a result of the stress and anxiety that could accompany your journey.

Keep the end in mind. You, too, will come to a point when a child is birthed into your family and you will begin to forget the anguish of the “pregnancy.”

Delana H. Stewart

See also:

From Nine Year Pregnancy to NICU

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