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Prayers, blessings, poems, etc.

I know a lot of us have been having worries about our pregnancies for one reason or another. I know that prayer and different readings help me ease my anxieties.... No matter what your religion is, please share things your find that help you.

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This life you have given us
is so tiny, fragile, and vulnerable,
safe in the womb of flesh and hope,
yet subject to danger and death.
O God of love, creator of life,
hear our prayer.
We want this baby so much.
Please grant this child of ours
a full term of nurture,
the joy and mystery of life,
and the blessing of your love.
Grant us the fulfillment of our dreams,
a baby to cherish and protect,
a child to teach and guide,
a blessing to our family.
Amen.

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I personally am not catholic, but I still found these 2 prayers comforting:

Powerful is your intercession with God, Mary, for you are his mother. Tender , too, is your love for us, for you are our mother. Confidently , then, I come to you as a child, poor and needy, to seek your aid and protection. In every trial of motherhood, I beg your aid. For the grace of a happy delivery, I come to you. For your holy assistance in guarding and directing each tiny soul with which God entrusts me, I call to you. In every sorrow that comes to me in my motherhood, I confide in you.

That I may have strength to bear cheerfully all the pains and hardships of motherhood, I lean on you. That the sweetness of motherhood may not through my neglect be embittered in later years by pains of regret, I trust in you.
That the will of God may always be fulfilled in me through each act of my motherhood, little and great, I beg your aid. Never forsake me dear Mother, my hope, my consolation, my confidence, and my trust, but ever be at my side to aid and protect me, your needy child. Amen.
Mother of Love, of Sorrow, and of Mercy, Pray for us!

Dearest Mary, I look to you now for the help of your maternal love. You understand my trials as an expectant mother. You bore Jesus in your womb. You know the doubts and anxieties that beset me; you know the bodily suffering I endure. Like you, may I turn all these sorrows into joy. You overcame anxiety by a loving trust in God; you overcame doubt by gentle resignation to His will.
Your motherhood lifted your mind above earth and kept it close to God.
So speak to Jesus now with me, beloved Mother, as I seek prayerfully to learn to bear the trials of motherhood with joy.
Mother of Perpetual Help, Pray for me!

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"May it be your will, Adonai my God and God of my ancestors, that you will ease the pains of pregnancy for me, that You will increase my strength and the strength of my baby. When my time to give birth arrives, may I give birth easily. May the pain of childbirth fulfill my transition into motherhood. May the baby go out into the air of the world easily, without harm. May the baby be born with good fortune into life, peace, health, comfort and honor. May my child find grace in Your eyes and in the eyes of all your creations. May this child's life fulfill the verse: "God sets the childless woman among her household as a happy mother of children. Hallelujah." May my husband and I raise this child to serve You. May we merit to teach this child your holy Torah, to have peace and comfort, honor and rest. Guard us, my baby and me, that we will not come to harm. May You strengthen my courage, my strength, and my might, as it says: "My Lord, my life-breath is revived. You have restored me to health and revived me." Amen."

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Well I don't know about prayers or poems, but these Bible verses always comfort me:

"For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother?s womb.
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well." Psalm 139:13-14

"This is what the LORD says? he who made you, who formed you in the womb, and who will help you:
Do not be afraid, Jacob, my servant, Jeshurun, whom I have chosen.
For I will pour water on the thirsty land, and streams on the dry ground;
I will pour out my Spirit on your offspring and my blessing on your descendants." Isaiah 44:2-3

And back before DD was born, after my two miscarriages, this verse was very, very dear to me:

"He settles the childless woman in her home as a happy mother of children." Psalm 113:9

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"Kier" wrote:

This life you have given us
is so tiny, fragile, and vulnerable,
safe in the womb of flesh and hope,
yet subject to danger and death.
O God of love, creator of life,
hear our prayer.
We want this baby so much.
Please grant this child of ours
a full term of nurture,
the joy and mystery of life,
and the blessing of your love.
Grant us the fulfillment of our dreams,
a baby to cherish and protect,
a child to teach and guide,
a blessing to our family.
Amen.

Beautiful! I guess I don't have a specific prayer but I know praying is what got me through my losses and the fear of another one. I remember being paralyzed with fear after my 1st 2 m/c's. One day I fell to my knees and prayed for peace and that He would help me to be thankful for and enjoy whatever time I had with the baby, whether it be a day or a lifetime. I literally felt the peace was over me. I/m not saying I wasn't still worried but it wasn't so all consuming. With this baby, we were told at 5 weeks, it didn't look good and we had a 50/50 shot. That weekend I went to a women's retreat with my church and the memory verse was Exodus 14:14 "The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still". I prayed that God would fight for me and my baby. Whenever I got scared, I repeated that verse and it helped.