My name is Patrice Nichole Byers. I am a mother of 3 boys and I am pregnant with my 4th baby. I am having a home birth with this baby and couldn't be happier or more as peace with my decision. I am also a Childbirth Educator and Birth Doula.
I have noticed, however, that there are so few women in my community who are chose this road to birth their babies. I knew this before I got pregnant, but it has become even more clear, as I join more and more mainstream online groups for pregnant women. One group I've joined has over 400 members and I have yet to find over a dozen women who are having a home birth (although there was a few having birth center births).
I say all this to say that I haven't been on this site in quite a while, but I am so glad it exists because it's nice to chat with women with similar experience and viewpoints. I love the variety and varying personalities of the board, but sometimes I get a little down by the tone of the boards. So many decisions in their pregnancies are done based in fear and misinformation. I post a lot of good resources and info, but it's only as good as the lady that takes it in, or actually reads it. Which judging by the responses to my posts is few and far between.