I was so blessed to read this wonderful article written by a physician on her choice to birth at home. I highly encourage you to check it out!
The truth of the matter is if you want a birth in which you are honestly respected and shown honor for the hard work you are doing you should hire that special midwife who will nurture this to happen. Normal birth, which is most births, is NOT an emergency, it is NOT an illness!! Normal birth is a NORMAL bodily function. Your body is created to be able to do this. The problem today is that there is so much FEAR tied up in the thought of birth and this taints the truth. If you want to have any say in your birth please consider finding a midwife who will do what we do best and that is empower and support mothers. It is not our job to manage your labor. It is our job to support you and encourage you. We stand by as a support and are there IF something needs to be done. We will know and see a potential problem arising and we will talk with you about this. We have the skills and knowledge to know when a hospital is necessary, and will get you there if need be.
I can say that if you hire me as your midwife your pregnancy will be a journey of empowerment. Knowledge really is power and I will help you to learn as much as you can so that you go into your birth confident and ready. Birth is not easy! It is not meant to be easy. However, it can still be wonderful. I feel like I can also say this from my own personal experience. I have had many different kinds of births(c-section, hospital induction, hospital natural, and home birth) and can honestly say the med-free out of hospital births do not compare to anything you could get in a hospital. I also had a great induction with an epidural (no pain) and would still take the all natural, including the intensity, of the home birth!
They key is having the loving support of a skilled midwife by your side! ~ 😉
Feel free to check out my empowering Pinterest page for birth:
I have both a doula board and a midwifery board, both are very encouraging to homebirth!