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 :)**