Family Stories

Believe and You Will Know

I always knew if I were to have a baby, it would be at home. I wasn’t a main stream doctor or hospital type of person. I could not envision the so called ‘safe’ or ‘just in case you need it for an emergency’ hospital birth.

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Where My Homebirths Began

In addition to the beauty and sacredness of the birth itself, being able to labor in my own home was a comfort that no hospital or birth center could duplicate.

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My Journey, One Birth, One Baby At A Time

When I was pregnant with my first son, my mother and grandmother told me that they had given birth without any medication. They believed that I could do it like all the other women in our Russian family. I wanted to have a natural birth to make them proud of me although I did not know anything about the benefits of natural birth.

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