Home Birth Advocacy

Home Birth Takes Courage!

1 Comment 14 July 2012

I think it takes a lot of guts to choose home birth.

Not only guts, but self confidence. And confidence in midwives, as well as your partner.

Families who choose to give birth at home are less than 1% of the population in the United States. That is very revealing of our current culture, don’t you think?

To me, it says most people are very afraid of birth. The most common question home birthers get asked is, “what if something goes wrong?”

This implies that you’ve got to be brave to give birth at home. Although this phrase or opinion has had a negative connotation with a lot of women who have given birth at home, I’d like to spin it in a positive light.

To better understand what I mean, watch the short video below.

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  1. Jeannie says:

    Wow, thanks, Kaitlin. That was good to hear and “take in.” I’m hoping to be more active in advocating home and natural birth in the future. It’s good to have the reminder that I’m not crazy or just “against the grain.” We just moved to a new neighborhood (great neigborhood) and the newest OB/GYN in our town moved in about the same time. I have shyed away from meeting her because of my beliefs about birth!!!! How crazy is that! I’m avoiding the possibility of confrontation, and I don’t want to be disrespectful of all her time and effort in getting to where she is now. It would be nice to have a hand in a conversion of thought though. ;) Thanks for your encouragement. Sincerely.

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