So sorry, just seeing this. I moved and have had limited Wifi access. Okay so...
I am Julie. I live near Chicago with my husband of 7.5 yrs Brian, and our two boys Zephyr (almost 4) and Nico (2). I am planning a hospital water birth this time around. I had a home birth with DS2 but insurance won't cover it this time, so going the midwife/hospital route again. And I'm okay with that.
I am starting my doula training this weekend and hope to eventually be a lactation consultant and dabble in birth photography too. I got into natural birth while pregnant with DS1 and I took a Bradley Method class. I love helping out pregnant women and helping with newborn questions. I just want to help women have the birth they want instead of being pressured into unnecessary medical interventions.
I'm pretty crunchy - cloth diaper, extended breast feeding, co-sleep, baby wear, no vax, non-circ, and my family are all vegetarians. I do a lot of natural remedies in our home and try to stay away from the doctor if possible.
What else...hmmmm....any questions? LOL!