“Nuestra Senora de Buen Parto” or “La Virgen de Buen Parto” is mostly known in this country through Our Lady of la Leche y Buen Parto’s statue, down in St. Augustine, Florida. She’s the patroness of the breastfeeding organization, the La Leche League, so we think of her as a patroness of ladies with breastfeeding problems.
But in Valencia, Spain and elsewhere, her patronage of pregnant women and women in labor is very important.
So in honor of Heather Price and her passenger Elizabeth, a prayer from Valencia (translated).
Our God and Father, who prepared the Blessed Virgin Mary to be a fitting dwelling, for Your Son, conceived through the work of the Holy Spirit —
Through Mary’s virginal delivery, convert the pains of women who believe in You into joy. Through the birth of our Redeemer, present the good things of salvation to humanity.
Look with goodness upon this daughter of Yours, to whom has also been given the gift of motherhood; and through the intercession of the mother of Your Son, grant that the fruit which she has conceived may develop in good health, come happily into the sunlight, employ her whole life in Your holy service, and attain the Kingdom of Heaven with all her family.
Our Lady of Good Delivery, Mission Nombre de Dios, St. Augustine FL.