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My Homebirth Journey (Anonymous)

First off, I LOVE this site! Thank you so much for sharing what real women look like. When we found out we were pregnant, we immediately knew we wanted to birth at home. It just made sense for us. Our family and friends weren’t very supportive and thought we were crazy. I went 3 weeks past my due date which, to some people, solidified the fact that our idea to birth at home was insane. The day I went into labor continues to be a very special day. For at least 12 hours, it was just my husband and I. Since we’d gotten little to no support from the people around us, only our midwife and her assistant were present at the birth. 16 hours later, our little girl was born. At home, right where we wanted her to be.

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  • Nikki Sunday, January 6, 2008, 10:19 am

    A very beautiful experience and a very beautiful family at that. May you and your family be blessed. If your religious, sometimes its only you and God against this world.

  • Katharine Sunday, January 6, 2008, 12:35 pm

    Absolutely wonderful photos! Thank you so much for sharing them. I love the look on your husband’s face when he’s adoring his daughter.

  • Bebunu Sunday, January 6, 2008, 1:49 pm

    Thank you for sharing your beautiful story and beautiful pictures. I am glad that your friends and family didn’t scare you off from doing something that you really believed in.

  • Alexis Sunday, January 6, 2008, 2:16 pm

    What beautiful pics!! Congrats on your new family, your family is beautiful!!

  • Amanda Sunday, January 6, 2008, 2:42 pm

    BEAUTIFUL…. I love every part of this… first one that made me tear up

  • Anna Sunday, January 6, 2008, 2:45 pm

    That is a wonderful story, and I’m glad that you’re experience went so smoothly. And I’m even more glad that you and your husband followed through with YOUR plan regardless of the lack of support from your family and friends. I love how calm and comfortable your husband and you look in the labor process. Kudos to you both!

  • I-dra Sunday, January 6, 2008, 2:55 pm

    thanks for sharing your birth pictures with us. i love that smile! so inspiring & affirming.

  • mama k Sunday, January 6, 2008, 3:03 pm

    Congrats! How wonderful. Thanks for sharing your picture and story.

    I would love a homebirth next time. :)

  • Sarah Sunday, January 6, 2008, 3:15 pm

    I admit that I often think homebirthing women are nuts, but at the same time I’m a little jealous that you and women like you have that kind of inner strength. Maybe people were jealous? Your delivery looks beautiful. I’m glad it went safely. God bless you and your family!

  • leslie Sunday, January 6, 2008, 5:26 pm

    What beautiful photos! Congratulations on your lovely daughter and your homebirth. Having given birth to two children at home I know how intimate and powerful an experience it is to welcome one’s child into the world at home.

  • Katherine Sunday, January 6, 2008, 9:15 pm

    You and your husband ROCK! Congratulations on a magnificent birth in a loving and warm environment. What a perfect way to welcome your daughter into the world.

  • Joy Sunday, January 6, 2008, 10:20 pm

    Wow. I found your story amazingly inspiring. The photos of your husband rubbing your back and the one of you two with your daughter are so touching. What a beautiful and thoughtful family your baby has! Congrats to you – both on the birth of your daughter and for your courage to do it the way you knew it needed it be done. You are a strong woman – something your daughter will forever benefit from!

  • Renée Monday, January 7, 2008, 8:13 pm

    I’m sorry your family didn’t accept your decision – that must have been rough for you. But look at the wonderful result! Your pictures are stunning and I’m proud of you.

  • June Monday, January 7, 2008, 8:32 pm

    amazing photos!

  • Heather Tuesday, January 8, 2008, 7:36 am

    How amazing and STRONG you are! Congratulations on your beautiful child, and I too, find it so inspiring that you and your husband stuck to your guns and delivered how YOU wanted to, not how others thought “proper”…Your photos are simply beautiful, and I agree with the gal who said the one of you laughing is both inspiring and affirming…Bless your family!!

  • Kat Thursday, January 10, 2008, 12:45 pm

    This made me cry remembering the beautiful birth of my son in a holistic birth center which has now closed down. I have been considering a home birth as opposed to a hospital for my second. You have a beautiful little family.

  • Keisha Thursday, January 10, 2008, 11:41 pm

    Wow! Just beautiful. Way to go you!

    If I were your friend I would have been right there supporting you.

  • Krissy Wednesday, April 30, 2008, 9:41 am

    I absolutely LOVE the 4th photo.. that great big happy beautiful grin.. every woman should feel that way during labour!! Congratulations on having your homebirth!! You look gorgeous!!

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