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38 Weeks – Bible Verse for Birth | Mother Rising

I’m Feeling Anxious

I’m getting closer and closer to meeting this new baby… and the whole thing freaks me out a little bit. I’m a little bit worried about having two children and all the responsibilities that go along with that (and being a stay at home mom!).

I wouldn’t say I am afraid of birth, but I have some pre-birth jitters going on. I would compare them to the feelings I used to get before a lacrosse game in high school – I didn’t know exactly how it would play out, I knew I had a lot of work to do, and until it started I would have these pre-game anticipation jitters.

That’s how I’m feeling now.

Here is one of the ways I am mentally preparing and coping for my upcoming homebirth. What bible verse for birth did you use?

Spirituality is Grounding

I typically mention in my childbirth classes how a mom’s spirituality can be very grounding before and during birth (and any time really). This is especially true with me. The bible verse for birth that keeps running through my mind is Isaiah 43:1-3.

Bible Verse for Birth

“Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze. For I am the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior.”

(I wrote this bible verse for birth on my chalk board in my bedroom. I love seeing it all day long!)

How it’s Helpful

One thing I like about these verses is that it says you WILL walk through a river and walk through a fire. You won’t escape the hardship of the journey ahead. However, while I am making this journey I will never be alone and I won’t be burned.

While I was in college I had a short stint in RUF (reformed university fellowship) and the one and only song I remember from our gatherings had that exact bible verse in it. As I get closer and closer to meeting this new person, I cannot, thankfully, get this song out of my head.

30 Comforting Bible Verses for Labor and Delivery

Be sure to check out these 30 comforting bible verses for labor and delivery over here!

43 Powerful Bible Verses for New Moms

And also these!


Saturday 21st of December 2019

Thank you so much! I’m 38 weeks along and feeling very overwhelmed with my second one approaching soon. This gave me a lot of comfort.

Lindsey VanAlstyne

Friday 27th of December 2019

I'm so glad!


Tuesday 19th of March 2019

Love all of this


Saturday 5th of May 2018

Hi! Can you suggest any verses to help with fear of gentic issues for mothers over 40? I’m 42 and pregnant with my first baby. 2 years ago my water broke after genetic testing and I was so afraid I was out of time. Now I’m obsessing about problems from aged eggs...thanks ps. I LOVE your blog ‍♀️


Monday 7th of May 2018

Try this:

30 Comforting Bible Verses for Labor and Delivery | Mother Rising

Friday 16th of December 2016

[…] Isaiah 43:1-2 “Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine.When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you.” (ESV) *this verse was helpful for me around 38 weeks as I was preparing for the birth of my second child. […]

Birth Without Fear - Mother Rising

Saturday 19th of December 2015

[…] grounded me as I prepare to have a baby, give birth and cope through postpartum.  Bible verses, like this one, are KEY to working through fears leading up to birth.  Pregnancy is a contemplative time, and a […]

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