Home Birth Stories
Home birth stories are very important for women who are thinking of having a natural birth. I myself read lots of home birth stories which taught me that I could birth my baby at home. Home birth stories are very personal and have emotion and passion that can move the soul. I was moved to conquer any fears I had of having a natural birth. Reading about all the women who had gone before me helped me understand what my body was capable of.
For most women, birth is something that had to happen, something they didn’t enjoy and something most don’t want to do again. When I was growing up, I never heard of women talking about home birth, so when it came time for me to birth I blindly followed the tradition of having a hospital birth. I took the advice from others that birthing in a hospital was the best way. I quickly found out this was not the case. I was just ignorant.
When I’ve told my story of how I came to the decision to have a home birth and our two home birth stories to friends, they’ve all sat with amazement and loved hearing about it. Some have asked if I have tried to write a book about it. All have encouraged me to share my home birth stories with others. That’s one of the reasons why I’ve created My Natural Motherhood Journey. I thought that by sharing my stories and the home birth stories of others, that I could encourage other mothers to choose natural birth, just as I was encouraged by the stories I read.
Share Your Home Birth Stories!
Have you had a home birth? Share your story with us!
Please take time to read the other submissions for the Black Birth Carnival. These are very touching, thought-provoking posts
****Nicole - Musings From The Mind of Sista Midwife: Our History Does Not Have To Be Our Future
Darcel - The Mahogany Way Birth Cafe: What Happened To Our Strength?
Takiema - Connect Formation Consulting: Black & Still Birthing - A Deeply Personal Post
Teresha - Marlie and Me: My Childbirth Influences and Experiences: From my Foremothers to Erykah Badu
Denene - My Brown Baby: Birthing While Black In The Jim Crow South Stole My Grandmother: Thankfully, Things Change
Olivia - The Student Midwife: Birthing While Black: A Historical Perspective of Black Midwives
Chante - My Natural Motherhood Journey: Home Birth Stories
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