What if you felt empowered enough for a home birth? Would you do it? Have you thought about it, but fears and others scare tactics fill your mind with doubt? Home birth isn’t for everyone and that’s okay...but so many birth choices are done out of fear, rather than education & empowerment. I am a huge home birth advocate. I had a home birth, I have seen my friends/clients have VBAC/HBACS(vaginal/homebirth after cesarean) I have witnessed them find their power, be educated on their options and dig deep for the birth they desired & be fully supported by their birth team. Not because others put doubt in their minds or doctors scared them into a hospital birth.

Birth, in most cases, is not a medical procedure, it’s a physiological process of birthing person meeting their baby earth side.

Recent peer reviewed study of nearly 17,000 pregnant people shows that homebirth with a midwife for low risk pregnant people is safer in America than hospital birth. Fewer interventions and better birth outcomes. Only 5.2% cesarean rate, compared to 31% for US hospital births.

From 2004-2010 home births rose 41%. .

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Among 16,924 women who planned home births at the onset of labor, 89.1% gave birth at home. The majority of intrapartum transfers were for failure to progress, and only 4.5% of the total sample required oxytocin augmentation and/or epidural analgesia.

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Nearly 1100 women attempted a vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) in this sample, with a total VBAC success rate of 87%. These statistics are huge and important. .

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We need to have these discussion in order to educate and empower people to make the choices THEY WANT, not because they are scared into making a choice by friends, family or doctors.

So...IF YOU FELT EDUCATED AND EMPOWERED ENOUGH ON HOME BIRTH, WOULD YOU CHOOSE IT?

This is 2hrs 9m before Kenzo was born.

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I cannot believe we are in the final days of 2018. On a personal level, this has been the most beautiful, challenging & transformative year of my life...from pregnancy to motherhood to finding the balance as a woman • wife • mother • stepparent • friend etc...I am a continuously evolving + I believe we should work on personal growth(in whatever capacity we can) our whole lives. If we aren’t changing + making a positive change within ourselves and the world, what are we even doing. This picture gives me so many powerful emotions looking back on this year & reminds me just how strong I am, what I created and how far I’ve come. I don’t typically set NY resolutions because I try to constantly evolve - but this year I am setting my intentions/resolutions/goals and intend on making them happen. Here are a few for 2019 • Rid our household of ALL toxic products. From cleaning, to skincare, to shampoos, perfumes. 100% natural household(getting there) •Support local as much as I possibly can & as little support for large corporations. •Exercise + Meditate daily •Force myself out of my comfort zone(in all ways) •Learn French •Be a better friend + make more time for friendships ——————————————— Ok...I’ll stop there! What are your resolutions & goals...what are you excited/scared about for 2019?

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