This reflection is taken from my book Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org
“But when her baby is born, she no longer recalls the suffering, because of her joy that she has brought a child into the world” (John 16:21).
Reflection: St. Gerard Majella (18th c.) is the patron saint of pregnant mothers, of childbirth, and of unborn children. In many countries, mothers will devoutly keep a St. Gerard medal with them throughout their pregnancy and delivery. Thousands of children have been named after St. Gerard by parents who are convinced that it was his intercession that helped them to have healthy children.
Prayer: St. Gerard, intercede for mothers who are having difficulties in pregnancy and childbirth, and show us how to help them. Amen.