Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Minneapolis USA
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I'm looking forward to my first homebirth this summer!
A wonderful book to read about homebirth, midwifery, and natural birth in general is Peggy Vincent's, The Baby Catcher.
Quite the page-turner! Very excellent story--and I think the best part about the book is that the reader comes away from it feeling that homebirth is a 'normal' choice.
We in the USA concider hospital births to be 'normal,' because that's what most people do (most people in the USA go to McDonald's & formula feed their kids, but does that mean it's 'normal'? Or is it just COMMON?)
After reading this book, the fringe concept of 'homebirth' is normalized...it really made the idea of homebirth normal in my mind.
Continue along your exploration of birthing options; I'd say it took me almost a year to be 100% certain I wanted to birth at home. (BTW, meeting & talking w/ doulas was my first glimpse into the gee, maybe just do it at home concept!)