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People who have experienced, support or are interested in homebirth.

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Can Aromatherapy Really Help Me During Childbirth???

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Hospital, How far is too far?

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Comment by CC Durfee on May 4, 2009 at 5:52am
Hello ladies! I just had my first son at home in March. It's awesome to see so many homebirth mamas in one place.
Comment by Margarett Scott, CPM on May 3, 2009 at 8:41pm
Hi everyone! I'm Margarett, a homebirth midwife in Oklahoma. If you are looking for more information regarding homebirth, waterbirth, VBAC, midwifery and birth stories, check out my website www.heavensentbirth.com
Comment by Alina Collard on May 3, 2009 at 7:44pm
Im a homebirther from Western Australia... great experiance. and best of all i didnt have to go to hospital in labour :)
Comment by Kelli Hardcastle on May 3, 2009 at 6:53pm
Congratulations Trebor! What an accomplishment!
Comment by Trebor Sutler on May 3, 2009 at 6:40pm
I am a woman who has truly been transformed by my birth experiences.
After having two cesareans, a challenging hospital VBAC and just this past Christmas an amazing home waterbirth, I have learned to believe in my body and embrace it's incredible power to birth.
Comment by Kelli Hardcastle on May 3, 2009 at 12:18pm
Hi ladies!
I'm the mommy of 8 boys and 1 girl. I have had 4 hospital births and 5 home births. I am also a birth doula. We are expecting #10 in December and will be planning another home birth.
I look forward to hearing everyone's input here!
Kelli
Comment by Nicole A. Tucker, Lic. LCC on May 3, 2009 at 9:20am
Hello Everyone: I am a supporter of homebirths. I believe this method allows for mom to be more in charge and empowered to create and facilitate the birth that she wants, especially if it utilizes non-traditional approaches. As a Maternity Practitioner, clients have benefited from "alternative" modalties to assist the journey in a safe, gentle and non-invasive way. Just image adding Crystals and Flower Essences to your birthing tub to assist balancing th emotions or having a blend of Lavender, Chamomile and Marjoram essential oils massaged on your body to assist pain management. These are just examples of how the birthing experienced can be enhanced in a pleasurable way.

Nicole
www.WholeCreations.com
Comment by Jenne on May 3, 2009 at 8:06am
Hello - I'm a mama to 4 children, all born at home. My oldest is 8 now and was born in my bed, then I have my 5 year old who was an unexpected UC waterbirth (a powerful and wonderful experience), and my 3rd & 4th children are 3 year old twins - the first one was born in the water and the second in my bed, 2 hours & 32 minutes later.
I fell in love with pregnancy & birth following my first birth experience but really became passionate after my second one at which time I studied to become a childbirth educator for the Bradley Method. After teaching a couple of series I decided that working for them was not right for me so I left that. In the meantime, I started renting out birth tubs and attempted to start a homebirth support group where I lived at the time but couldn't get enough interest to really get it going. I've dreamt about continuing on to midwifery school and then while reading the book Pushed by Jennifer Block I felt my calling to it. I'm now planning to begin midwifery school once my twins are in first grade.
I'm looking forward to lots of fun birth discussion here!
Comment by Jill R. Johnson RN, CPM on May 3, 2009 at 6:55am
Hi everyone...
I'm a momma (of 5 mostly grown children, ages 14-24) and I was called into midwifery after my second-born daughter's amazingly empowering homebirth. It took me about 15 years of life & raising babies to answer that call, but I am now a practicing CPM (and occasional hospital monitrice) serving families in northwestern PA and western NY. I love to read *everything* about birth and parenting, so I'll be poking my nose in here from time to time to get my fix :)
I just created a small introductory website (www.intothesehands.com) and am hoping to develop forums for families there someday too. I know this environment will provide tons of inspiration!
Love and Light,
Jill
Comment by Katrina L. Gray on May 3, 2009 at 6:42am
Does it count if I birthed in someone else's home at The Farm? My son Giacomo was born there last May. Simply amazing!
 

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