To say that I have enjoyed my home birth experiences would be an understatement. These experiences changed me. They modified my core. I uncovered a strength I never knew existed. I discovered me, the truth of my nature... when the tough gets going, I'm right alongside battling it out. Before my first home birth, baby number three, I never knew of these things...of the possibility of the experience changing ME. I expected to experience satisfaction of having control. Instead, I've been freed. Liberated from my fears and the fears of everyone else. Freed from an institutionalized birthing system, determined to keep me boxed, strapped and drugged. I've finally understood..."Notwithstanding she shall be saved in childbearing..."
How DOES one write about something so powerful? So it's been difficult. At one point, I was able to summarize a draft of my last home birth, a lotus birth (leaving the umbilical cord attached). I poured my heart into five paragraphs of carefully crafted words, only to have my only draft wiped out. Disappointed, I was too exhausted to reiterate. So until I figure out a way to share my births, I'm living vicariously through other bloggers have risen to the challenge of sharing those powerful moments with the rest of the world.
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The first anniversary of my fifth home birth is coming up in a matter of days, my most exhilarating and rewarding experience, I'm going to challenge my self to write about baby girl's home/lotus/water birth.
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