Home: Where My Heart Is

The 3 pregnant ladies!

My little brother couldn’t resist 😉

Along with photos of my recent baby shower & a big thanks to all who participated, I thought I would share some thoughts.There are 19 days until my expected due date (ahh!), so I thought today calls for another pregnancy post! Many people ask me why I have decided to go the “home birth route”, so here’s my story:

I wasn’t always on board

Of her six children, I was the only one my mother had naturally (in a hospital), and she sure has some horror stories to prove it. I grew up thinking that an epidural was the only way, and you had to be insane to try anything else! Last year, my friend told me that she was having a home birth and I immediately thought that she was joking. Well, she wasn’t. 😀 She advised me to watch The Business of Being Born because I was so intrigued.

You don’t have to be a hippie?

My husband and I watched  the documentary and were astonished at our blindness. I am happy to say that my previous beliefs about home birth were challenged…even shattered. I learned that it really isn’t an uncommon procedure (outside of the Unites States, at least) and many benefits were apparent to me:

  • I get to stay in the comfort of my own home, walk around, & eat whatever I want!
  • I rarely use medication, anyways
  • Husband gets to help out with the birth – he was supportive from the get-go 🙂
  • My midwife is experienced, having had children of her own
  • My body was created to do this!

Conclusion

I am not here to convince everyone that home birth is the only way, by all means. In fact, home birth is NOT for everyone, but that’s the neat thing! There are many methods of giving birth, and each are unique & special. Bringing a baby into the world is no small feat, & should be celebrated no matter how it happens! Yes, I still get nervous at times, but then I recite my favorite scripture:

“I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me” – Philippians 4:13

And there you have it, folks! I hope you’re all having a fantastic week! ❤ Aubrey

Have you ever considered a home birth? Why or why not?

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2 thoughts on “Home: Where My Heart Is

  1. I love your cute blog! Fun to see inside people’s lives. Home birth is definitely an interesting choice. It definitely makes a more intimate experience. Being surround by the people you love in the place where you’re most comfortable would certainly make it special. For me, I probably wouldn’t want to because my family has a bad history with the birthing processes. But if you mom/aunts/sisters haven’t had any trouble, I’d say go for it!!

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    • Thank you! I’m sure it’s going to be really special. 🙂 I am the first in my family that I know of to do the home birth, so it will be really neat and different. Thanks for your input, birth is a marvelous process!

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