anyway we had our homebirth 6 weeks ago and this is the announcement I made for our daughter...http://www.liapearsonblog.com/2009/10/rosalie.html
the only thing I added for our homebirth was "born at home" above the date. I didn't want to draw all of the focus to it but I did want to put something on there.
congrats! and good luck with the announcements
We also used the same announcement for the local newspaper.
When DD was born we put, in small print on the top: "After 5 laborious days..."
then her photo, large print name and stats
Then again in small print at the bottom "...was born at home surrounded by family."
Mama to Quinn 7, Nichola 3, & Simone 5wk
For our birth announcement we just said Born at home on October 20 and so on. We mentioned big sister Charlotte in with our names.
I was happy to share how our child was born and have had comments made to me by friends who are normally unfamiliar with weird stuff like "home birth", , like that since I have had home births, they seems more normal to them. I am all about educatin', and this is one more way I can show normalcy to others, and reaffirm it to myself, like I don't have to "hide" it or something. To each their own, right?
Let's see...for the actual announcement...
(Picture of adorable baby here)
"Born at home, welcomed with love" (throw-back to a book title, )
Then, all the facts:
Mom, Dad, brothers
Mama to DS (10), DS (8), DS (5), DD (3), & DD (6 months).
Lucky Wife to My Techy DH for 11 years.
We Homebirth, Full-term Breastfeeding,
Connection Parenting, Life Learning, our LDS faith.
Saw a few online comments requesting homebirth announcements so I've posted 2 on Etsy - if there is interest, I'll definitely make some more:
I just wrote the baby's name, data, and the words "Born peacefully at home."
“It is simply no longer possible to believe much of the clinical research that is published, or to rely on the judgment of trusted physicians or authoritative medical guidelines.” - Marcia Angell, M.D., former NEJM Editor Private Parts are Private Property!
I did the "born peacefully at home" too. Our first baby was a home birth-turned-cesarean so I was doubly proud with my second attempt. :) I knew that not everyone would appreciate too many details (my family is very private, and thinks that birth in general is messy and gross, and homebirth is just plain weird) but I just HAD to brag a little. ;)
Jay-my precious boy 2/20/08 & Caroline-my beautiful HBAC baby 8/22/09 :