Inspiring article "It’s awkward is what I’m trying to say and I’m not sure why. I’m not a hippie. I’m not Amish. I didn’t forget to go to the hospital in time. I’m merely an educated woman who examined her options and decided home birth was the best choice for me and my baby. I don’t feel that there is anything extreme or crazy about my choice."
A Birth Plan. One of my top reasons for birthing at home: A woman in labor should NOT have to worry about anyone but herself. Should not have to tell "caregivers" to back off. Should not have to "enforce" her birth plan. She should be able to be consumed by her labor of love and anticipation of meeting her child! Nothing and no one should hinder that.
Colleen and Kristi have ten births between them including eight homebirths (6 UCs and two midwife-assisted), a (mostly) natural hospital birth, and a C-section. Here are the top 13 things they would share with anyone preparing for their own birth.