I practice from a Christian perspective. I believe God created life and He forms each baby from conception. Therefore, I believe birth is not an illness or a condition, but an amazing, wonderful, exciting event that is normal, natural and healthy. I believe pregnancy, labor and birth have a profound effect on women and their families and that it is an experience that is never forgotten. I believe women’s confidence and ability to birth is either enhanced or diminished by those who care for her and where she births. I believe education empowers women to make informed choices in health care, to assume responsibility for their health and their trust in the Lord. Birth is different for each individual woman. Birth is a miracle, but not a medical miracle. What might be normal for one may not be normal for the other. Finally, I believe that each woman has a God-given ability to find her own way to birth through His divine strength.