I feel a little strange making this post public because I am actually a very private person and this is a very intimate topic! However, over the months that I was pregnant with Baby Light Footsteps, I became very passionate about birth and women’s birth experiences. I want to share this story to add to the voices of women who are telling positive stories about birth. Birth does not have to be driven by fear, it does not need to be scary, and it can be done without the use of drugs.
These sentiments are much different than what we are commonly exposed to in the media and what we often hear when we are told others’ birth stories. Every birth is a blessing and I would never want to take away from someone else who experienced birth differently than me, but I am honored to share the story of my daughter’s peaceful and empowering homebirth.
Please also note that my decision to homebirth was researched extremely carefully (obsessively, really) and that my decision to (and preparation for) birth at home is not explained here. Please email me if you’d like to discuss the decision further, or maybe there will be a future post about why I decided this was the safest choice for me and my baby!