Why I Chose a Home Birth & Thoughts on if I'd do it Again!
I'm only a year late on getting Ren's home birth out in the open but I can honestly say, things are finally starting to feel routine. It's only taken 15 months but hey, I'm here now haha.
So I wanted to share with you guys WHY, I chose a home birth. For starters, one of my best friends had both of her babies at a birthing center in a gorgeous white tub. I was able to see the videos and photos from both births and she made it look SO easy and beautiful. Of course she told me how painful it was but she was so uplifting with support that I COULD do it.
I originally wanted a birthing center but I decided since the only local one near Lafayette looked more like a home, that I might as well just have the baby at home!
I immediately started doing research and talked to a client of mine who had a home birth and that's when I found Shatamia Webb with Baby CatchersBirth Services. I set up a meeting with her, we had coffee and I was able to discuss all of my concerns and of course as plenty of questions. After leaving the meeting, Michael and I were both super excited about it all.
>>> Fast Forward 7 months >>>
(I'll have a separate post with the actual birth story)
I gave birth to a beautiful baby boy and my exact words during/after labor were "I'm Never Doing that AGAIN!"
It was so painful and for some reason I mentally prepared myself to be in labor for 11+ hours and I was only in labor for 3. Long story short, days after having him and being able to be in my home, my own bed, friends and family could come and go as they pleased, I would definitely do it ALL over again.
Being with my family immediately after, holding my baby, no doctors or nurses poking at me, I was in HEAVEN. There was literally no greater feeling and I know that I could do it all over again <3