Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Can I hear a cheer for home birth!!

Tonight I would like to write about something that is near and dear to me, and also bring something to your attention.

There's an awesome mama blogger over at Life With My Littles, who is expecting a baby in April, 2013.  She wants to have a home birth, and I want to see her get it!!

I firmly believe that every woman has the right to give birth to her child/ren in the environment most comfortable for them.  For some, that is a hospital, for others, a birthing center, and for still others, that means home.

I gave birth to my daughter in a pool in my bedroom, and it was the most incredible, indescribable, empowering experience I've ever had, or probably ever will have.

While there are a lot of people who think that it's unsafe, unsanitary, and/or just plain crazy (who wouldn't want drugs, right?), I think that it is one of the best and most amazing decisions you can make, as a mother!

There is loads of research on homebirthing vs. hospital birth, blah blah blah, but I really won't bore you with that now. (If you have any questions though, please comment!)  What I want to do now is talk some more about the mama I mentioned above.  There's a story behind her choice to have a home birth (you can read about it here), and due to these circumstances, this mama is holding a Facebook auction to raise money so that she can have the birth she wants.  Let's help her get it!!!

The auction runs until November 12, midnight EST, and features a variety of items, from cloth diapers to gift certificates to a Fujifilm digital camera!

Please check it out, and even if you don't want to participate in the auction, give this mama some love!

**PLEASE NOTE: I was not asked to promote this event, nor am I being reimbursed in any way.  I am doing this because I want to help a mama's dream of having a home birth come true :)**