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.
Yes, we did eat turkey that night (around midnight) and it was delicious!
I was so grateful that I gave birth to you at home. My labor was just that, MY labor. Your birth was just that, YOUR birth.
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.
I think your midwifery slogan should be “angels supporting the delivery of your angel”.