Wednesday, June 24, 2009

You're Giving Birth WHERE?!?

Which sounds better to you: Bright lights, strangers walking in and out checking machines that make beeps, being strapped to a table, unable to choose whatever position is most comfortable, being cut open because you're taking to long.....


Your own comfortable home with a few select friends or family, your favorite relaxing music, the lights low, able to do whatever feels best?

I love homebirth. I completely trust my body to know what to do; it was created to do it. Birth is not an illness, and it has no place among the sick in an atmosphere of fear.I have had all four of my children in a home birth setting with a certified nurse midwife attending. I can't imagine doing it any other way, and I hope that I never need to.

Below are 2 short related videos.

Watch this trailer to what looks like an amazing documentary:

And here are some good websites/communities about natural birth:


  1. I completely agree. Homebirth is the way to go if you can. Both mine have been at home with a midwife and in water. I hope #5 is just as smooth and peaceful for you guys as your boys were. BTW congrats on getting your little girl. - Nicole

  2. I haven't had any of them in water yet, but am tempted to try. The house we live in now has a large jacuzzi tub, which just might be perfect for that!

  3. Yay for homebirth! When I wrote you back this afternoon, I thought about asking, but decided not to be 'nosy'. Our last 3 were born at home, with the last one being my first waterbirth. I can't recommend it enough, if you like water/baths at all. I was able to relax so much more, and it was my quickest labor to date (only 8 hours, down from 21+). I hope all goes smoothly for you! I also invite you to join the HomeBirthingPregnancy e-mail group at Yahoo groups. They're a great bunch of ladies, many with larger families/conservative views. Hope to 'see' you there!


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