Indwelling Spirit

Christian Childbirth Education and Lactation Support

Kerry-Ann Rapheal BS, ICCE, CLC is a Tallahassee FL based christian childbirth educator and certified lactation counselor who believes in holistic learning, in-depth research and hands-on teaching. She provides a nurturing childbirth and breastfeeding education experience.

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Certified Childbirth Educator and Certified Lactation Counselor

Kerry-Ann Rapheal is an International Childbirth Education Association Certified Childbirth Educator (ICCE) and a Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC) who holds a Bachelor of Science degree from University of Maryland University College. She is a saved wife and mother of three who believes that childbirth and breastfeeding goals should be created by you.

Indwelling Spirit Prayer & Affirmations

Proverbs 8:7 For my mouth shall speak truth; and wickedness is an abomination to my lips.

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Let there be and there was...

Affirmation: Genesis 1:3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.

Prayer: To my Creator, Mighty God, Faithful Father, I’m not worthy of your grace, mercy or compassion that allowed your son to die on my behalf but I’m grateful. Not only do you offer me, a love that’s inconceivable but you have power that’s non-quantifiable. Genesis 1:3 begins with ‘God said’ and it ends with ‘and there was...’ Father, from this day forth instruct my heart, my mind and my spirit to live in a ‘God said and there was’ state of being. I give you permission to reconstruct the deepest parts of me to have, ‘God said and there was’, as my frame of reference and plumb line. Father, in this verse specifically you allowed ‘light’; from this moment forward let me no longer dwell in the heavy weight of sadness, confusion, despair and/or disappointment but allow the light of your purpose and love to fill me. I trust you and believe you in Jesus name, Amen.

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Whatsoever things are...

Affirmation: Philippians 4:8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

Prayer:To my Sovereign God and Good Father, I approach the throne of grace with boldness; believing that you hear my plea. As instructed in Phil 4:8, please direct my mind to think on these things:
Honest Things – Your love for us is boundless, timeless and not based on our goodness
Just Things – With your right hand of righteousness, you will keep us
Pure Things – Jesus’ selflessness and the Holy Spirit’s guidance will teach me how to love my child
Lovely Things – The beauty that you’ve created will not compare to the masterpiece you have formed within my/her womb
Good Reports – I will believe your report, and your report alone

Halleluiah to my King, Lord and Master. Amen

About Indwelling Spirit Christian Childbirth Education and Lactation Support

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Define "Christian Childbirth Education"

Answer: (1) Followers of Jesus Christ’s teachings believe that he is the ‘way, truth and life’ and (2) God reveals himself in all aspects of life including understanding evidence-based birth information in a faith-based environment.

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How does your class differ from other birth classes?

Answer: Some specific aspects of our class that maybe different from other birth classes include prayer, bible teachings, gospel music and bible-based birth affirmations and meditations.

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How do you support breastfeeding?

Answer: As a certified lactation counselor, I provide breastfeeding support, including assessing the latching and feeding process, providing corrective interventions and counseling mothers in feeding challenges.

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What You Need to Know

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Sister Friends Tallahassee Birthing Project

Sister Friends Tallahassee Birthing Project is a program designed to partner Sister Friends with pregnant African American Little Sisters from the Tallahassee area to improve pregnancy and birth outcomes.  More info can be found at

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Confidential Pregnancy Counseling

AWPC believes in the importance of not only having information, but also talking through each option, and how it might look in relation to your life for both soon-to-be-mother and soon-to-be-father. 

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Birthing Project USA

Birthing Project USA is the only global African American maternal and child health program in this country. We are a volunteer effort to encourage better birth outcomes by providing practical support to women during pregnancy and for one year after the birth of their children. More info at

Overview of Courses

Our time together will allow the pregnancy journey to declare the glory of God and allow this season of life to proclaim the works of his hands. While the subject matters may vary between classes, each curriculum is designed to ensure attendees understand that birth is normal, our bodies have inherent wisdom and that breast milk provides optimum nourishment for our little ones.

Indwelling Spirit Christian Childbirth Education

A comprehensive and interactive christian childbirth course designed to cover the following topics:

  • Informed Consent

  • Stages of Pregnancy

  • Comfort Measures

  • Wellness

  • Labor and Delivery

  • Newborn Care

  • Breastfeeding

  • Bible Study

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Indwelling Spirit 'Parenting Like My Father' parenting series and bible study which will provide parenting techniques we can use everyday. 

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