January 21, 2011

God or Science?

Bet you didn't see this post coming, did ya?  It's not what you think though, read on.

As most of you know I frequent a forum called The Bump (specifically this board and I used to be active on this board).  Yesterday I saw a post on one of the trimester boards from a woman wondering who among the other posters thought their babies were a result of God or science.  I didn't respond, mostly because I thought it was just to stir the post, so to speak.

But it's an interesting thought though.  I'm not naive enough to think that everyone believes what I do, nor do I try to force my beliefs on anyone, I'm also not going to sit silent about what I believe either.  I like to think I'm somewhere in between those extremes.  So what do I think?  Well for one I don't this it's God or science, I believe that God can and does sometimes use science to bless us with babies but obviously I do not think any baby is a result of pure science (be it sex or fertility treatments etc).  Nor do I believe that because someone can't get pregnant that is is God stopping them.  I guess I'm not a black and white kind of person in this situation. 

Take my baby for example.  By all outward appearances natural conception didn't look like an option for V and I.  And we were willing and ok with embarking on fertility treatments.  Then out of left field, in the 11 hour we found out we were pregnant.  Our pregnancy was rough at the beginning, I don't think I'll ever forget my dr telling me "if I had a magic pill to make this stop and save your baby I would, but I don't, it's not up to us, it's not in our control."  So he didn't have the science to save my baby.  Thankfully, by the grace of God, my baby made it through all those rough moments.

Take my dear friend, K.  She and her husband tried for a very long time to get pregnant and eventually turned to fertility treatment to have their first child.  After a year of trying again K went to the dr and the dr said her "disorder" (for lack of a better word) had gotten worse, now she had zero chance of conceiving naturally.  K is now 5 weeks pregnant with zero fertility treatment. 

I could go on and on about example after example about how science and God have worked to create babies and/or failed (failed to me is when someone can't get pregnant like my friend J and her husband who have tried for 5 years with no luck, or when someone does get pregnant and the pregnancy and baby are lost).

What's my point?  I'm not exactly sure, I guess I just wanted to point out that it doesn't have to be black or white, even when you believe or don't believe in God etc.  I've taken a couple of philosophy classes and what they taught me was to think outside the box, try not to be too close minded, see other people's point of view,  you don't have to accept it just by thinking about it.


  1. The way I see it, God created everything, even Science. And he uses Science to create lovely babies that might not have happened to come into being. HE saw a problem and found Scientists to solve it. :) Happy Baby Boy Sweetie! Hugs, Kit

  2. I whole heartedly agree Kit! God is the creator of all things, including science :) And thank you, I always love your comments!!! Hugs to you!