Shiloh's home birth was the most incredible experience of my life. I am eternally grateful for my husband, midwives, and friends who supported me, believed in me, and kept us safe. I worked and prepped incredibly hard for this birth. Through hours of education, reading, and visualization, I arrived at full term grounded and empowered. I am certain my preparation helped me have the birth of my dreams.
When our fiery wills met to build Sage, they didn't cancel each other out as two similar forces should. They quietly grew for 23 months and then on a dark and stormy night they colluded and turned my soft cherub into a pocket sized dictator with a personality disorder. When she was born, she could do no wrong. I wrote her monthly love [...]
Given that Cedar's birth happened at home, it seemed fitting to include the story on our family adventure blog. As it was, in its own way, our family's biggest adventure. My hope is that with this post, we can raise awareness about birth choices and inspire informed and empowered decisions about childbirth. A woman's experience deserves respect. She matters and birth matters. Here is our story.