The Things You Can Tell Just By Looking at Her Bedroom

Temporary window blind for privacy

Temporary window blind for privacy

Strategically placed enlargement of Daughter's ultrasound capture to promote positive visualization practices

Strategically placed enlargement of Daughter’s ultrasound to promote positive visualization

Newborn cap, diapers, blankets, measuring tape, tea tree oil and gum

Newborn cap, diapers, blankets, measuring tape, tea tree oil and gum

Pads, towels, cushions

Pads, towels, cushions

Any guess as to what’s happening here?

After many soul-searching hours within myself and long conversations with Kris, we have once again decided to birth at home.  The earlier decision to commit to the hospital was based on keeping Arlo at home, in his space and in his routine.  But now that our trusted and beloved neighbors will care for him, the only thing stopping me from home birth was fear.

Fear.
Not a great state in which to spend one of the most important days of my life.

I want to birth at home for the same reason any one else does:

Women Experience Less Pain at Home
Women Experience Lower Levels of Intervention at Home
Women Have More Autonomy at Home
Women Enjoy Increased Satisfaction with Home birth
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 Despite the harrowing transfer to the hospital during Arlo’s birth, those reasons haven’t changed.  I haven’t changed.

I’m so lucky to be healthy and well and to have choices.  I’m strong.  I’m prepared (uh…).  I am motivated.  I am educated.  I am supported.

  Let’s do this Little Girl.
(But not yet – you need another month inside at least.)

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