peace be with you mothers
I am 51 years young and made a decision in 1975 that I will have a homebirth. Excited to go to Birth Day classesto be knowledgeable about my body and my child, I was confident of a homebirth. I did encountered that my child was breech after 3 attempt to turn him around in my womb. I was advised for a C-section. After viewing a c-section operation video I was more sure to have a homebirth. An exsperience Doctor who performed firstborned feet first breech pregnancy gave me that opportunity at home. Eleven children later I have had the most memorable deliveries . My first borned help me deliver my seventh born and my husband delivered five of his children due to midwife was late on arrival. I am a member of international centerfor traditional childbearing'' you can look at their website www.blackmidwives.org

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Wow! Awesome job mama! :)

Wonderful to meet you! That is so cool! I will check our the website too!
peace be with you Shanna
After seeing Rickie Lake on the Doctors on TV I was glad to have someone with a TV profile to advocate what seems to be a taboo subject of homebirth. Needless to say having more than 2.5 children is alot in this day an age but to have them at home was looked upon as unheard of. When you look at homebith in the world it is over 60% women have their babies at home. thank you for your reply. I pray more women educate themselves about the empowerment of being a woman and blessed of all mother.
Aminah
Wow you truly are a strong and beautiful women.

my grandma had 11 children at home but that was the norm then. I thought it was very funny when my dad who was born at home asked my mom, "shes having the baby where?" my dad is too funny
kiri wihongi said:
Wow you truly are a strong and beautiful women.

my grandma had 11 children at home but that was the norm then. I thought it was very funny when my dad who was born at home asked my mom, "shes having the baby where?" my dad is too funny
kiri. my story is like yours. my mother born at home on a farm in northern georgia , like her mother before her... my son born at home in an apartment in the city in 1988, i was the odd one, being born at a detroit hospital in the 60's....i like to think i reversed the trend in my family. my sister too chose homebirth, as did many women i know. it is empowering to share our stories again and again
peace be with you Kiri
thank you you for your comments. My mother was borned at home also, the oldest of 13 but not from the same mother. My grandfather had remarried. I had my third son circumcised at home with music of conga drums and festive atmosphere.It was not as dramatic as in a cold clinical room. I couldn't do it for all my nine sons because the lack of availability, an opportunity that I was not able to have again but to be remembered.
Aminah
Wow, that is amazing.
Peace be with you Darcel
thank you for your reply . Your comments reveal you are active in a most satisfying occupation assisting homebirth.A most rewarding service.
AWESOME!!! I'm trying to have a homebirth but so many people are against it. I'vehad nothing but hospital births so far... they weren't horrible.. but they weren't what i wanted either.

t's hard for me to o againstthe rain when pretty mch everyone around me is saying "Hospitals are better"
My husband and I talked about this recently- since Im expecting my 6th baby in 10 years, were both very experienced and he lightly jokes about just 'oopsing' and having the baby at home to deliver.

One of the reasons I don't want a homebirth here is the fact that not only are we renting but we're moving soon. It's really hard to manage my five kiddos and even nest when Im not in my own best element.

If the conditions were better, I would be right on having that homebirth!!! But Im a huge advocate for natural birth and not allowing the doctors and nurses to railroad me into all the BS about, "Well you have been in labor for 2 hours so we need to administer Pitocin to speed things up because of the risk of infection..." when the membranes arent even ruptured.

I joke around that I will have to put a sign on my door stating, "WARNING! Informed and opinionated mom behind this door! Enter at your own risk or benefit."
-Jyn
lol! I love this idea! God... they start on that after only 2 hours? What crap! My waters were broken for 91 HOURS before my DD was born, at home in a pool... there were no signs of infection in me or her adn NOTHING went IN once the waters had broken. There's far more chance of an infection if people are rummaging around up there and if you are in hospital anyway....
DEclining VEs is a great way to reduce your risk of infection so that can be a nice tool in your arsenal if they start wibbling about that!

Jyn Meyer said:
My husband and I talked about this recently- since Im expecting my 6th baby in 10 years, were both very experienced and he lightly jokes about just 'oopsing' and having the baby at home to deliver.

One of the reasons I don't want a homebirth here is the fact that not only are we renting but we're moving soon. It's really hard to manage my five kiddos and even nest when Im not in my own best element.

If the conditions were better, I would be right on having that homebirth!!! But Im a huge advocate for natural birth and not allowing the doctors and nurses to railroad me into all the BS about, "Well you have been in labor for 2 hours so we need to administer Pitocin to speed things up because of the risk of infection..." when the membranes arent even ruptured.

I joke around that I will have to put a sign on my door stating, "WARNING! Informed and opinionated mom behind this door! Enter at your own risk or benefit."
-Jyn
peace be with you candice
I understand your apprehension with lack of support. After having already birth 8 children at home' family members were advocates of tubal ligation just after 2 children. the comments were " you have a boy and a girl that should be sufficient" was the echoe. On my ninth pregnancy I did not even tell my own mother untill the baby was born because of previous comments that was not supportive. I know they meant well, Due to economical challenges that everyone are subjected to. whether you have a child or not. Really God provides

Candice Robertson said:
AWESOME!!! I'm trying to have a homebirth but so many people are against it. I'vehad nothing but hospital births so far... they weren't horrible.. but they weren't what i wanted either.

t's hard for me to o againstthe rain when pretty mch everyone around me is saying "Hospitals are better"
Peace be with you genevieve
I felt hospitals are for sick people . a place to help people with ill health. If you are not in a health conscious state of mind then the option of homebirth may not be for you. Your mate, your comfort in your home, your confidence in educating yourself about your body leads to a successfull delivery. I had children in four different states, Massachusetts, connecticut, florida, and texas. All had it's challenges locating midwives and resourses to network , like the undergroung railroad. Priority becomes a factor to find likeminds. Women taking care of women with love. We have alot to gain with the option for homebirth to be the norm with celebreties advocating a natural process of life

Genevieve Overy said:
lol! I love this idea! God... they start on that after only 2 hours? What crap! My waters were broken for 91 HOURS before my DD was born, at home in a pool... there were no signs of infection in me or her adn NOTHING went IN once the waters had broken. There's far more chance of an infection if people are rummaging around up there and if you are in hospital anyway....
DEclining VEs is a great way to reduce your risk of infection so that can be a nice tool in your arsenal if they start wibbling about that!

Jyn Meyer said:
My husband and I talked about this recently- since Im expecting my 6th baby in 10 years, were both very experienced and he lightly jokes about just 'oopsing' and having the baby at home to deliver.

One of the reasons I don't want a homebirth here is the fact that not only are we renting but we're moving soon. It's really hard to manage my five kiddos and even nest when Im not in my own best element.

If the conditions were better, I would be right on having that homebirth!!! But Im a huge advocate for natural birth and not allowing the doctors and nurses to railroad me into all the BS about, "Well you have been in labor for 2 hours so we need to administer Pitocin to speed things up because of the risk of infection..." when the membranes arent even ruptured.

I joke around that I will have to put a sign on my door stating, "WARNING! Informed and opinionated mom behind this door! Enter at your own risk or benefit."
-Jyn

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