Dear Potential Homebirth Client, Congratulations on considering a homebirth! As you know, there are several midwives that serve this area; we range in age, experience level and most importantly, personality and philosophy of practice. You are of course welcome to email me or call me for a chat before we schedule a “consultation,” but this…
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I am about 27 weeks pregnant with my fifth baby (who momentarily has the hiccups!) and my husband and I are going to attend a 5 week Hypnobirthing series. I thought I would blog about it in advance, because as a midwife, I’m not really sure what I think about the whole thing. However, I…
In the last few weeks, I have fielded quite a few questions from a specific “type” of mama–one that has had at least one previous hospital birth and is now starting to investigate homebirth. Within this breed of mama, there are still some differences. I’d say that some are sold on homebirth because of their hospital experiences, and some are not sold (yet?) but merely curious. There was something, something about the hospital experience that left them questioning, or yearning, or who knows what…but it is usually something that brings a woman with a previous hospital birth to start seeing what homebirth is all about.
In the last week, I have had the honor of attending two labor and births; both for mamas having their 4th baby.
It made me very aware of a belief I have, and which these women both exhibited so beautifully. That belief is that pregnancy, labor, birth and motherhood require ATTITUDE.
“Opponents” (as if this is a battle) of homebirth almost always quote statistics (in the favor of their argument, of course) to question the safety of homebirth.
Just in case you haven’t heard, the word on the street in homebirthland is this: The (in)famous Dr. Phil is supposedly having a show that explores homebirth, and is asking for experienced women to write in and possibly appear on the show.
(Note to Free Thinkers: Please don’t make your birth decisions based on statistics alone. Numbers, statistics and studies can be skewed to support either side of most arguments. That’s why you’ll find tons of folks bantering back and forth… quoting study after study after study. Your birth choices are not about “studies.” They are about you. About your life, your baby and your choice. Studies support your choice. They don’t have the power to make your choice.)