Home Birth Quotes

{Your Home Birth Quote} Monday & BBH News

No Comments 24 May 2010

Hi everybody, it’s Monday again, which means it’s time for another inspiring home birth quote. I personally nominated today’s guest.

You probably noticed, “BBH News,” in the title as well. I had to add that in because so much has been happening this past week! If you missed it, now is your chance to catch up with all that’s been goin’ on with BBH!

First, our Home Birth Quote of today:

Lesley and I met on Twitter a few months ago.

I was so excited to read her submitted birth story.  She has a great storytelling voice to her writing, which I’d noticed from reading her blog, Mother Wit Doula.

Here is my favorite quote from her unassisted birth story:

“My first baby was about my becoming a woman and a mother, & inspired me to find my path. My second baby was about discovering incredible intuition, & bringing through a soul so familiar, I’ve known him forever. Oona, my third, showed me what my love looks like, & what the power of intention has the potential to create.”

Read Lesley’s Unassisted Home Birth Story

“Piping Hot Post”

Last week, I submitted a article to The Stir, a blog within Cafe Mom, called Three Tips for a Successful Home Birth.

My main focus was less about tips or advice about how to have a successful home birth, but more so to highlight the three core components of what make home birth so great!

They are:

1) Prenatal care
2) Actual labor/birth at home
3) Postpartum support

So many people stopped by to read it, like it or leave a comment. Thank you!

Have you read the article yet? Here it is: Three Tips for a Successful Home Birth

The 75+ comments on this topic contributed by the lovely fans and friends of Bring Birth Home on Facebook greatly attributed to the inspiration and creation of the piece. Thank you!

Whenever home birth is mentioned, you can expect a heated debate to follow.

The article stirred up quite the conversation at Cafe Mom’s Fan Page. A heated dialog,  (over 140 comments) ensued.

Why is home birth such a topic of debate?

Why all the mommy-wars over the choice of birth location when  statistics consistently show planned home birth to be as safe as or safer than hospitals?

I’ll be writing more about that later this week.

May Webinar Recording Is On The Way

I’ve had some technical difficulties with the recording of May’s webinar event with Karen Angstadt, but my designer/tech assistant is on it and it should be done TODAY.

If you’ve ever struggled with trying to figure out the right decision to make, Karen can help. She’s been a mentor to women for over 10 years, and has been working specifically in pregnancy in childbirth since 2008.

Wise Woman Karen can help us tap into our internal intuition. She gives away so much free advice in this 60 minute conversation.

When the recording is ready, trust me, you’ll be the first to know!

BBH Welcomes New Guest Blogger, Kathryn Beck

Kathryn and I met on My Best Birth, a social community created by Ricki Lake, designed for women and their families to learn about and share their experiences in pregnancy, childbirth and holistic parenting.

She is a certified Hypnotist, HypnoBirthing Instructor, and much more! Read all about Kathryn and her goals, here at Kathryn Beck’s  biography.

Announcing a New Partnership!

I’ve partnered up with Mama Goddess Birth Shop and have been working on creating custom home birth baskets!

Each item in the baskets has been hand selected by yours truly.

More details coming soon!

Stay up to date with BBH! Click the little orange icon (RSS feed) in the top right hand corner to be updated each time I write a new blog post!

Home Birth Quotes

It’s {Your Home Birth Quote} Monday!

1 Comment 17 May 2010

For about two months, I have been featuring remarkable home birth quotes by women who have successfully birthed at home.

With each home birth quote, I try to include the home birth story of the woman quoted as well. I like to put her words in context; understanding why she said what she did.

I’ve been posting each home birth quote at my Facebook page.

But now I’m going to start posting each home birth quote here, every Monday.

(I will also get archives of older quotes posted soon!)

Here is today’s {Your Home Birth Quote}…

“The first few nights of sleep were also far and away better than sleeping in a hospital. After having a home birth, it feels like the most natural and normal thing in the world.”

Read the full story here:
Meg + Robin

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