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home birth story: our Christmas baby!

home birth story: our Christmas baby!

Let me start with a disclaimer. If you spend your entire pregnancy telling everyone that you love labor, that it’s your favorite part of having a baby, and that you can’t wait to do it again, well–you’re setting yourself up. And if it’s...
10 things home birth attendants can do

10 things home birth attendants can do

When I was pregnant with my daughter, I felt very private about the labor. Actually, I was private about everything. And by “private” what I really mean is “a really nasty person who will bite your head off if you try to talk to her.”...
midwives and medical procedures

midwives and medical procedures

Recently my mother started worrying about my blood pressure. I suppose it’s her job to worry when I’m pregnant. She asked my husband whether my midwife takes my blood pressure at prenatal visits. My husband, who hasn’t come to any prenatal visits...
what to expect of your prenatal care

what to expect of your prenatal care

When I was first thinking through the┬áreasons to have a home birth, back when I was pregnant with my daughter, prenatal care was pretty low on the list. Prenatal care wasn’t that big a deal to me. As long as you get the basic minimum of prenatal care,...