Babywearing, Breastfeeding, Guest Writers, Home Birth Advocacy, Motherhood, Pregnancy, Reviews

Bring Birth Home Wants YOU! Guest Bloggers Wanted

5 Comments 31 August 2010

Bring Birth Home is looking for guest blogging mamas!

Are you interested in sharing
your passion for home birth, breastfeeding, baby-wearing or other attachment parenting issues on Bring Birth Home?

This is your chance to become a part of the BBH guest blogging team is here.

What we’d like to see at BBH:

  • Inspirational, educational home birth informationif it’s pro-home birth, it’s a go.
  • Babywearing posts - this can be your personal experience wearing your baby and/or your favorite baby carriers and slings. Story or review.
  • Book reviewsshare your favorite pregnancy and/or childbirth preparation book with an audience of captivated mothers to be. They’re looking for first hand experience!
  • Home Birth After Cesareanhow empowering! Tell us your story!
  • Breastfeedingdo you love breastfeeding? Are you practicing extended breastfeeding? What have been your challenges? Favorite memories? Tips for new moms?
  • From hospital to homedid you have a hospital birth before a home birth? Share your story with us and describe how you made the decision to birth at home. Please feel free to compare your experiences.
  • Bed-sharing - do you share your bed with your child(ren)? Was this planned or did it just happen? How do you practice safe bed-sharing?
  • Home birth transfer storiesyou were planning a home birth but transferred to the hospital. It happens. There are women out there wanting to connect with other women who have transferred from home to hospital. Sharing your story can be very healing.
  • Gentle parentinghow are you raising your children in a non-disciplinary way? What resources have you found to expand communication and cooperation within your family in a peaceful way?
  • Elimination Communicationwhat has been your experience? We want to know!
  • Vaccinationswhat is your stance? No vacc, selective or different schedule?

If this sounds like fun, Bring Birth Home would love to have you on board.

You don’t have to have your own blog when you can use Bring Birth Home as your platform!

Please email Kaitlin at KaitlinRose@BringBirthHome.com for a nice conversation and further instruction.

Home Birth Advocacy, Home Birth Safety, Reviews

We’re Having a Homebirth! – A Book for Children

3 Comments 17 July 2010

Today I received a complementary copy of We’re Having a Home Birth by Kelly Mochel.

I was so excited to get this book and read it to Ella. She sat through the whole thing, patiently looking over each picture.

We’re Having a Home Birth is narrated by a little girl.

Her mommy is having a home birth and she is proud and interested to be a part of the process.

Kelly takes us on a journey of what the process of  home birth might look like to a young child in an easy to understand manner. The book speaks well to youngsters through a child’s perspective.

We’re Having a Home Birth paints home birth, and natural birth, in a very normal light.

There is no emergency during this relaxed home birth.

The young girl says when her mommy is ready to have the baby, she will say, “it is time.” And indeed mommy does.

The midwife, Jenny, arrives and gives mommy “sweet back rubs” and encouraging words. She also takes time to talk to her and daddy about how they can help mommy.

Mommy labors naturally on the back of a chair, swivels her hips and relaxes in a bath.

After baby is born, the family waits to cut the cord until the placenta is delivered. The next page shows mom breastfeeding.

I would definitely recommend this book! It’s a great starting point and conversation starter when introducing your children to home birth.

Pick up your copy of We’re Having a Homebirth! today!

Home Birth Safety, Motherhood, Reviews

In “Being There,” Mother & Daughter Share Insightful Perspectives on Birth

No Comments 03 May 2010

Being There, a recent article published on Mothering Online, was posted to the Bring Birth Home fan page a few days ago. Tonight, after nursing my daughter to bed, I finally got the quiet, uninterrupted space to read it in peace.

I was deeply moved by this thought provoking article.

The first half of this story is told by Milva, who shares with us the perspective of a mother investigating her daughter’s feelings about birth. She describes witnessing and coming to understand her daughter’s viewpoint through being present during her births – the first in a hospital and the second at home.

Her inspiration came from overhearing two women chatting about how teen pregnancy could be decreased through  witnessing childbirth.

This fear-based depiction of childbirth lead the author to delve deeper into how a young woman’s opinion could be more positive. She has done so by sharing this wonderful story.

Daughter Justine provides her take in the second half of the article.

She articulates private thoughts in moments previously described through Milva’s perspective; the full picture providing heart-warming clarity.

Justine notes the difference between hospital birth and home birth brilliantly, discussing the subtle variations of the two natural births based on setting and mood.

The article represents awareness, introspection, revelation and reflection when it comes to birth. In the end, we come to understand how normal birth can be, both in the active participant and in the observer.

Read Mothering’s web-exclusive article, Being There.

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