Ina May said, “We are the only species that can doubt its ability to give birth.” She correlated fear in childbirth with pain. As in, the more fear you generate, the more pain you will feel. How do you help eliminate fear in a birthing mom? You focus on the atmosphere in which the woman gives birth in.
One of the most common questions about homebirth from those considering it is, “What do you need?” While the list of supplies varies from midwife to midwife, there are some basic things that almost everyone is going to need to gather in preparation for the birth.
labor without an epidural. This says almost what I say about my homebirths. I'm not brave or crazy, I just believe pin helps us know the joy more fully! After 3 natural births I feel more power in myself than any feminist opinion ever has.
Yale-trained physician talks about why she chose home birth. This is a fantastic article that really captures the heart of a lot of women who choose home birth. They are making an educated decision, and they deserve our respect.