I love this site and I am a big fan of the film TBOBB. I planned a homebirth, part of which was influenced by my viewing of the film. I'm so happy I did. I had wonderful midwives and a lovely doula. My heartbreak, though, was that my homebirth dreams ended in the operating room. After nearly 70 hours of labor, it was clear I needed to transfer, and a surgical birth quickly revealed itself as my only option.

My story proves that homebirth is safe. I transferred when I needed to. My son is well. 
My healing took a long time because I felt so invisible. Stories like mine aren't often shared. I felt like I'd failed the homebirth movement. My husband, at one point, reminded me that TBOBB actually has a homebirth cesarean in it. I hadn't even remembered.
Since this community is such a wonderful place for women to come and find healing and options, I wanted to share something that has been a huge part of my healing. The homebirth cesarean project. This began in Portland, Oregon as a conversation between a mama and midwife after their homebirth cesarean journey together. They recognized the need for more education, awareness, and visibility for homebirth cesarean families. Midwives need to know more about how to process these experiences and lead mamas through them. And birthing women need to know they aren't alone, and have better tools to make hard decisions when their dreams are lost.
Are there other HBC mamas here? What have your experiences been like?

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Thank you for sharing your story. I desire a home birth and I'm seeking the best advice out there. I hear the stories that put fear into my mind that you should just go to the hospital. I think nature knows better than anyone the best way to give birth and am glad you were able to transfer to a facility to have your child. Again, thank your for your story.

Homebirth Cesarean, the closed facebook page, has been instrumental in helping me heal from my own homebirth transport that ended with me in the operating room. I was devastated to say the least. My midwife told me about HBC and through that group of other homebirth cesarean moms, I have found so much healing, support and information.

Here's a link to the facebook page. You have to ask for permission to join: http://www.facebook.com/groups/269845423099636/members/



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