All of these reasons led me down the path to a home birth for my body and the baby. But what’s not listed is why I chose it for me. There are moments in our lives that change us, that transform us, that add a new aspect to ourselves. Most women would not put cramps, periods, tampons and bloating on the list of positively transforming moments that we as females get to experience. However, lucky for us, it’s all made up for in our ability to give birth.
With no intervention, training or required reading your mind, body and soul show up on that day and puts on full display to everyone what you’re made of. This is a place within us that is rarely accessed and experienced, but once you do, it changes the way you and others view you forever. It’s not just the ugly crying face and bodily fluids that’ll haunt your partner’s dreams. It’s the fact that you actually birthed a human and lived to tell the tale that’ll make them fear messing with you for the rest of their life. And we all know that fear, not love, is what strong relationships are truly built on. Damn right.