My birth story is much more than than the actual act of giving birth at home..
It contains lots of little anecdotes:
• like the prenatal yoga class that I was taking and helped me get ready both physically and mentally for a homebirth
• like the hypnobirthing podcast I used to listen and fall asleep to (snoring even!) with affirmations to help me through the homebirth process
• like deciding to change midwives at 35 weeks because my initial one (who was good) wasn't comfortab
I was introduced to the idea of homebirth during my nursing training where I was lucky enough to journey with a strong Mama through her powerful homebirth. I began to look into homebirth more seriously, enjoying podcasts and blogs/articles on homebirth. Before we got hapū my hubby and I had discussed homebirth, he'd listened to some of the podcasts I enjoyed and we'd both concluded- homebirth just makes the most sense. Fast forward to finding out we were hapū and we were both