I had my baby at home, and yes I would consider myself a ‘home birther’, but I don’t think it’s the only way to birth. It’s the only way for me to birth. Every single mother wants the same thing. What’s the best, most comfortable and safest situation for her new baby. I don’t care who you are, that’s what you want. And what that means to do you, might be something totally different from me, but we all have the same goal. Healthy baby, first. Healthy mom.
I was blind sided by Harlo’s birth. I hadn’t done it before and hadn’t really thought to ask questions about it all, to be honest. I
I had Stella in what I believed was (and still is) the safest possible environment, in a situation I was comfortable with and that we both get the optimal outcome.
I am a home birther, but I am also a birth activist. I believe in women empowering themselves by their births. It is such an amazing experience that no one can ever go back from. Once you have birthed a child, you are a mother. and your life is always different. Not a lot of things can offer you such incredible success. I was absolutely changed with each of my births. Never in my life would I thought I would have been the type of mother I am. Is it like that for anyone else? I never would have thought I would not let my kids eat sugar until their first birthday. Harlo’s birth really made me that way. My experience just made me really care about every little thing about her. How her little brain will develop creativity, want to keep her little system pure and healthy with all the nutrition she can get, how I can better understand her frustrations and provide her with a healthy, nurturing, loving environment. I never knew you could care so much about another human being, not even myself have I thought that much about in my life. It’s just amazing how motherhood works.