Rushing to a hospital and being attached to beeping machines was not what we had in mind. After some research, we learned that there was a birthing center practically around the corner. We went in for a visit and loved it, so we decided that we’d birth there!
and we were left scrambling. We didn’t know much about home births, but assumed it was dangerous. We visited some of our local hospitals, but they were far from what we were looking for. Time was ticking and we had a decision to make.
The thought of a home birth scared us a little. Could the same person who almost passed out from a scraped knee really deliver a baby without intervention? We also figured there was no way that we could give birth in such a small apartment. Was it even allowed? We had no idea. Again, all we knew was that we wanted it to be special.
We eventually reached out to several midwives and the ones that the birthing center recommended really were a perfect fit for us. They were professional and answered all of our questions. We went over our safety concerns and they explained the whole process leading up to delivery. We finally felt our fears were assuaged.
Our due date came and went, and baby was staying put. Fully trusting the natural process of birthing, but still wanting to remain eligible for a home birth, we did what we could to encourage our little one to come out and join us. We did squats and climbed endless flights of stairs, and just in the nick of time our baby joined us! All the while, our midwives made sure that baby and mama were safe. We delivered a healthy baby girl into the world, free from intervention and 100% naturally. We felt accomplished and empowered.
Having a home birth was a transformative experience that gave us a new perspective on life. It also gave us a new mission. We want to share the love and joy that we felt during this special time with other families.
We also want women to know that they are strong and capable of natural birth, even though society would have you think otherwise. The lack of resources available to families considering home birth is unacceptable and our aim is to change that. We strive to empower all birthing families with knowledge and resources as they embark on the beautiful journey of bringing life into this world.