Christian Disciplines for Childbirth

Speaking the Name of Jesus In Childbirth

There is tremendous power in the name of Jesus. Just by saying His name you may find yourself comforted by His presence. This is especially useful during labor.

Many women find that vocalization is a useful way to handle the pain associated with contractions. Vocalization is the act of making noise, which in labor is usually moaning. The noise should be of a low tone to encourage relaxation. It is also helpful to match the intensity of the volume to the intensity of the contraction.

Rather than moaning through a contraction, you may find it useful to simply repeat the name "Jesus" or "Holy Spirit." This may technically be considered a prayer, but all you are doing is repeating the name.

When using this technique, you will not be using quick, cuss-like speech (Jesus-Jesus-Jesus-Jesus), which could make you feel panicked. Rather, you should take your time to say the name slowly, being sure to use a low tone (Jeessssuuuusssss, Jeeeeesssuuuuuuss). Other people in the room with you may not even be able to tell that you are saying the name of your savior.

If you feel strange using the word "Jesus" in such a way, use one of the other names for God. Some of the Hebrew names in the Bible would be very appropriate during birth. Here are some examples.

Jehovah-Elohay (The Lord My God)  Zech. 14:5

Jehovah-Eloheka (The Lord Your God)  Exo. 20:2

Jehovah-Elohim (The Eternal Creator) Gen. 2:1

Jehovah-Elyon (The Lord Most High) Ps 7:17

Jehovah-Hosenu (The Lord Our Maker) Ps 95:6

Jehovah-Jireh (The Lord Will Provide) Gen. 22:13

Jehovah-Ropheka (The Lord Your Healer) Exo. 15:26

Jehovah-Shalom (The Lord of Peace) Jud. 6:24

Jehovah-Shammah (The Lord Is There) Exe. 48:35

Adonai

My Deliverer Romans 11:26

Emmanuel (God With Us) Matt 1:23