Home: Where My Heart Is
The 3 pregnant ladies!
My little brother couldn’t resist 😉
Along with photos of my recent baby shower & a big thanks to all who participated, I thought I would share some thoughts.There are 19 days until my expected due date (ahh!), so I thought today calls for another pregnancy post! Many people ask me why I have decided to go the “home birth route”, so here’s my story:
I wasn’t always on board
Of her six children, I was the only one my mother had naturally (in a hospital), and she sure has some horror stories to prove it. I grew up thinking that an epidural was the only way, and you had to be insane to try anything else! Last year, my friend told me that she was having a home birth and I immediately thought that she was joking. Well, she wasn’t. 😀 She advised me to watch The Business of Being Born because I was so intrigued.
You don’t have to be a hippie?
My husband and I watched the documentary and were astonished at our blindness. I am happy to say that my previous beliefs about home birth were challenged…even shattered. I learned that it really isn’t an uncommon procedure (outside of the Unites States, at least) and many benefits were apparent to me:
- I get to stay in the comfort of my own home, walk around, & eat whatever I want!
- I rarely use medication, anyways
- Husband gets to help out with the birth – he was supportive from the get-go 🙂
- My midwife is experienced, having had children of her own
- My body was created to do this!
I am not here to convince everyone that home birth is the only way, by all means. In fact, home birth is NOT for everyone, but that’s the neat thing! There are many methods of giving birth, and each are unique & special. Bringing a baby into the world is no small feat, & should be celebrated no matter how it happens! Yes, I still get nervous at times, but then I recite my favorite scripture:
“I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me” – Philippians 4:13
And there you have it, folks! I hope you’re all having a fantastic week! <3 Aubrey
Have you ever considered a home birth? Why or why not?