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A week ago today, at 8:05am at home, I gave birth to our first child with the assistance of two midwives and a student. It was the most memorable experience in my life.
As a nursing student spending many clinical hours in a hospital, I met few people who agreed with my decision to have a home birth. Sometimes, they would try to scare me by telling me everything that goes wrong in labor. Other times, they would tell me that I was being selfish and not doing what was best for my child. I would come home from school in tears. Research and studying however told me that my body and my baby's body was healthy and prepared for a home birth.
My home birth was beautiful. Right after the delivery of our son, I told my midwife that it was an experience that I would never change and would definitely do again. Being at home after the birth and not in a hospital environment was almost as amazing as the birth itself.
posted 2 years, 10 months ago
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