On this special episode, I chat with Mary Haseltine, birth doula and author. She explains the biblical text when Jesus’ mom goes to visit Elizabeth and how she is the first documented Christian doula. She also shares personal and professional wisdom, encouragement, and practical ideas for pregnancy, birth, and motherhood. It’s an awesome episode, you won’t want to miss! If you would like to learn more about Mary or purchase her books, you can do so at www.maryhaseltine.com. If you're interested Mary has a post written about Our Lady of Childbirth here: https://www.maryhaseltine.com/2017/10/our-lady-of-happy-birth-october-11.html
And one about Our Lady as Doula here: https://www.maryhaseltine.com/2017/10/our-lady-of-happy-birth-october-11.html Also, here is a link to the Rosary we discussed. Fr. Groeschel's Rosary: https://amzn.to/3eDBwHb Lastly, here is a copy of the prayer at the end of the episode. Holy Mother of God, Virgin of Childbirth, we come to you to sing your praise. You are the beloved daughter of the Father, the Mother of the Word incarnate, the Temple of the Holy Spirit. You are the Virgin God chose from eternity to realize our salvation: ask your Son Jesus to grant us a strong faith, a solid hope, and a generous charity. Virgin Mother, we put under your care all the mothers who pray for the integrity of their children and for a successful birth, so that the life in their womb may be preserved from all dangers. Grant them to come back to you with their child to give thanks to the Lord who works wonders for those who hopefully trust in Him. Virgin of Childbirth, protect all children with your love, so that, cleansed from sin by baptism and received in the Holy Mother Church, they may serenely grow up, full of virtues, in order to become courageous witnesses of your Son Jesus, and may persist on the path of sanctity, with the favour of the Holy Spirit. Amen.” Ave Maria… Virgin of Childbirth, pray for us!