Tuesday, October 30, 2007

As The Story Unfolds

Today I am 21 weeks and 2 days pregnant. About 4 weeks ago I canceled my appointment with my doctor after meeting with a midwife. I decided then that my very best option of having a natural childbirth was to give birth at home. I have done enough research to make my head explode, but also to give me an overwhelming sense of peace that I am making the best decision for both me and Joseph. This decision has followed a very long process, and there is still lots of preparation to be done. But, I am confident that by stepping out and doing what I feel is right will have a huge impact on my upcoming birth. I hope to share my story with others who are unfamiliar with home births and to share the facts with them. I also want to encourage others to step out into the great big world of healthy childbirth.

6 comments:

Kat said...

Yay! I look forward to following your journey.

Jennifer said...

I say Trust in the Lord! We will be praying for you as you take this journey! Congrats for doing what is best for you and your family!

Paul & Angela Jenkins said...

I'm SO jealous. I wanted to do a water birth but couldn't due to heart. Oh well. I hope you do a water birth.

Paul & Angela Jenkins said...

I guess I should have added (for those that don't know) you can do a water birth at home.

The Rasbachs... said...

well i dont know a whole lot about VBAC, other than during my nursing clinicals...i'm glad you are stepping out in faith. i'm excited to hear how it all goes having a baby at home. my friend's mom had all 5 of her kids at home! if she can do it, so can you!!!!!!!

labortrials said...

Good for you, Amy. Glad you're sharing your journey with us!