Birth and the Prayer Life

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October 5

Susan Windley-Daoust makes a spiritual case for natural childbirth.
Susan Windley-Daoust, a professor of theology at St. Mary's University of Minnesota, makes the case that birth is not simply an ordeal to endure, but a rich spiritual gift that is comparable in many ways of the prayer life. She argues that while medicine has made great strides in the area of childbirth, it has not come without some cost to the spiritual immediacy of the experience.

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