My story starts where my first birth ends. After an induction at 37 weeks followed by the common interventions in a hospital my son was born, but I was left broken and lost. My second birth, an induction at 38 weeks with my first daughter confirmed that the way birth is in America is not how women were meant to give birth. We were made to give birth with respect and dignity. For ourselves, and our children.
My third birth was an attempt at a natural birth in the hospital with a doula. While it was a much better experience there were still parts of the system that I could not overcome.
My last birth was at home with a midwife. We were blessed to have our children present and my wonderful friend as my doula.
Here is the video that tells my birth story: