This thing happens when you tell another mother that you're planning a home birth: many of them say either, "Oh you're so brave. I could never do that." or "I had a lot of complications so I couldn't have." or some variation of a justification. I used to have a big, roomy soapbox about home birth. I grew up with a mom who had 2 and I came away with a healthy experience and to me, it was a normal choice. It's not a choice I made for bragging rights or because I have blinders on surrounding birth. It's a choice I made because for me, it feels like the best fit and one I don't take lightly. • My wish for every woman is that, no matter the route you choose or the route you are lead down, may you be supported and may you be empowered. If you come away feeling less than that, may you find the forum where you are listened to so that you can find clarity and realize the wonder you have performed. Growing a human, it's no joke, no matter how they come out. Prior to the birth day, there are 9 months of work and beyond the birth day is a lifetime of work. Childbirth is deeply personal and as women, as mothers, we should lift, celebrate, champion, and support, never knock down. I suppose I still have a soapbox, it just looks very different than it used to. • Ladybug on the belly thanks to the swarm at our back door today. I texted my savvy neighbor to ask her what the swarm meant and she said, "I just think it means good luck!" I'll take it! ❤️🐞 38 weeks with #mamacaseBB3
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  • heymamacaseThis thing happens when you tell another mother that you're planning a home birth: many of them say either, "Oh you're so brave. I could never do that." or "I had a lot of complications so I couldn't have." or some variation of a justification. I used to have a big, roomy soapbox about home birth. I grew up with a mom who had 2 and I came away with a healthy experience and to me, it was a normal choice. It's not a choice I made for bragging rights or because I have blinders on surrounding birth. It's a choice I made because for me, it feels like the best fit and one I don't take lightly. • My wish for every woman is that, no matter the route you choose or the route you are lead down, may you be supported and may you be empowered. If you come away feeling less than that, may you find the forum where you are listened to so that you can find clarity and realize the wonder you have performed. Growing a human, it's no joke, no matter how they come out. Prior to the birth day, there are 9 months of work and beyond the birth day is a lifetime of work. Childbirth is deeply personal and as women, as mothers, we should lift, celebrate, champion, and support, never knock down. I suppose I still have a soapbox, it just looks very different than it used to. • Ladybug on the belly thanks to the swarm at our back door today. I texted my savvy neighbor to ask her what the swarm meant and she said, "I just think it means good luck!" I'll take it! ❤️🐞 38 weeks with #mamacaseBB3

  • kkooziaBeautiful post!
  • gibberishthreadsLove this! I was sad initially that my husband was too anxious to let me give birth at home but I had a good experience in the hospital in the end. Even ran a diffuser. 😂😂😂 (It did not help me meditate over the contractions however. 😜) 38 weeks is so exciting!! Sending positive vibes ❤️
  • ohlovelydayBeautiful. All of it. I'm a "give birth in a hospital so they can clean up and bring me those crushed iced juice drinks constantly for the following two days" kind of person (and I wonder if they have those drinks at other hospitals or if it was just mine, because SO GOOD!), but I totally see the beauty in a homebirth. But I agree, whatever each woman prefers and where she feels supported is where she should be. Thinking of you and sending good vibes friend 💖
  • nramindet@julieamorris @heymamacase yes, me too!!
  • magmaea💘 DC has a wonderful hospital-based midwifery program I've used twice, but if a third was in the cards I'd love to birth at home. Sending you all the best thoughts in these final weeks!
  • mummy_cassIn the UK home birth is a standard choice. And the default choice is in a hospital with a midwife not a doctor. It's so much more civilised here! Best of luck!!
  • swellwithmysoul❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ 🐞
  • hollymgiauque💕💕💕💕💕💕💕
  • ewmcguireWell said, mama. Bringing a human into the world is pretty amazing and spiritual no matter where it happens. Thinking of you! xoxo
  • growingupbabym😍 😍 😍
  • starryknightdesignSo sweet and inspiring! I had 4 home births but not everyone has the chance to get too
  • heymamacase#shotoniphone7 #shotoniphone
  • bethymoePerfect words, thanks @englishlara 💕
  • lorena80Ladybugs all over Austin today! ❤️❤️
  • kkerlin3Very well said! Your new "soapbox" is perfect!
  • jbock314Beautiful.
  • banethebirddog@heymamacase my little sister is 5wks old today and she was born at home, it was a last minute decision and we had met with our birthteam 24 hours prior to her delivery. It was a beautiful experience and we are so blessed. May you and your family have a positively awesome, safe and peaceful delivery at home.
  • heymamacase@banethegsp I'm so glad you had a beautiful experience. ❤🐶
  • modern.millieLove this so much! 🙌
  • echo_zielinskiSo good
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