Congratulations on your pregnancy! 40 weeks will soon fly by. Here are 30 powerful Bible verses for labor and delivery to help encourage, comfort, inspire, and strengthen you.
The clock is winding down, and I’ll be heading to labor and delivery pretty soon to welcome another blessing into this world. This has been an incredible experience and I can’t believe it’s almost over. God’s hands have definitely been over me these past eight months and I know He will help get me to the finish line.
As I prepare for my third childbirth experience, I decided I did not want to deliver my baby without some bible verses to give me the strength I need to power through labor. I wanted specific bible verses to lean on so I started doing some research to find calming words of comfort and peace to get through the hours-long process.
30 Calming Bible verses for labor and delivery to give you the strength you need for childbirth
I’ve compiled the following list of Bible verses for labor and delivery to help encourage, comfort, inspire, and strengthen you through the awesome experience of childbirth. They should help you overcome whatever fears, anxiety, or worries you may have about bringing your baby Earthside.
I encourage you to download the Bible app so that you can easily find them later. Begin reading and confessing them now. Read, pray, and meditate with these scriptures during your Bible study time. As you do, I pray that God’s presence is with you and that you have a beautiful and positive birth experience.
Isaiah 41:10 (NLT)
Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.
1 John 4:18 (NIV)
There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.
Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
Philippians 4:6-7 (NIV)
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
John 16:21 (NIV)
A woman giving birth to a child has pain because her time has come; but when her baby is born she forgets the anguish because of her joy that a child is born into the world.
The pain that you’ve been feeling, can’t compare to the joy that’s coming.
Isaiah 40:29 (NIV)
He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.
2 Samuel 22:33 (NIV)
It is God who arms me with strength and keeps my way secure.
Philippians 4:13 (NKJV)
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
Psalms 28:7 (NLT)
The Lord is my strength and shield. I trust him with all my heart. He helps me, and my heart is filled with joy. I burst out in songs of thanksgiving.
Joshua 1:9 (NIV)
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.
Deuteronomy 31:6 (NIV)
Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.
1 Corinthians 2:5 (NIV)
so that your faith might not rest on human wisdom, but on God’s power.
Matthew 11:28 (NIV)
Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.
1 Peter 5:7 (NIV)
Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.
Psalms 55:22 (NIV)
Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken.
Romans 8:28 (NIV)
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
Psalms 56:3 (NLT)
When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.
2 Chronicles 15:7
But as for you, be strong and do not give up, for your work will be rewarded.
Psalms 23: 1-4
The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters, he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
2 Timothy 1:7 (NKJV)
For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.
Psalms 30:5 (NLT)
For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime! Weeping may last through the night, but joy comes with the morning.
Luke 1:14 (NIV)
He will be a joy and delight to you, and many will rejoice because of his birth
Exodus 23:26 (NLT)
There will be no miscarriages or infertility in your land, and I will give you long, full lives.
1 Timothy 2:15 (NIV)
But women will be saved through childbearing—if they continue in faith, love and holiness with propriety.
Isaiah 65:23 (NIV)
They will not labor in vain, nor will they bear children doomed to misfortune; for they will be a people blessed by the Lord, they and their descendants with them.
1 Samuel 1:27 (NKJV)
For this child I prayed, and the Lord has granted me my petition which I asked of Him.
Proverbs 31:25 (NLT)
She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future.
Exodus 15:2 (NIV)
The Lord is my strength and my defense; has become my salvation. He is my God, and I will praise him, my father’s God, and I will exalt him.
Jeremiah 1:5 (NIV)
Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations
I pray that these Bible verses for labor and delivery give you hope, help you ease your fears, calm your soul, and encourage you. Mama, know that you can and will have a positive childbirth experience, bring a healthy baby into this world, and have a safe delivery. You were made for this!