How did you first learn about homebirth and midwifery? - Page 2
Just to add to my earlier comment, I'm a farm girl so I saw animals being born/hatched and breastfed all the time (except things that were hatched, they didn't breastfeed lol). It all just seemed so much more normal and natural when they did it than when humans did. No one tracked dates and sizes and measurements and everything was always fine.
I think what spawned my fear of a natural childbirth was when the midwives started asking me all sorts of questions about my ovulations and cycles and dates of conception (all of which I had no answers to). I started freaking out that there were all these things I should know and there are so many options to deal with this new "disease" I had (pregnancy)... there were classes and techniques and massages and exercises that I had never heard about... they made me so intimidated like I had no business even having a baby...
My husband worked at the hospital and his insurance only covered providers within the hospital or affiliated with it. I googled midwives and called one to see if she could deliver my baby there. I was educated on how that's not exactly how it works and even if it was, that she's a homebirth midwife and what that meant in a modern context. I had to switch and pay for private insurance to cover some of it since my insurance through the hospital employee plan was exempt from covering any of it but I'm so glad that I found out about it and hope to be a midwife within the next decade.