I became aware that there was another choice about how we birth our children in the couple of years leading up to the birth of my first child in 2001. The information that I was reading led me to realise that doctors, hospitals and medical intervention were actually not a necessary part of the birth process. What I needed most was a SAFE environment and TRUST in my own body to birth my baby. When I became pregnant soon after, I chose to birth at home with a midwife. My husband supported me and as I was living in England at the time, the system also supported me. I could use the local community midwives who would attend me pre & post natally at home. This choice was then challenged when my baby was diagnosed as BREECH (bum first) at 32 weeks. My world was thrown into turmoil and I researched everything I could about breech birth and I decided that I could still birth this baby at home without medical assistance. My midwives couldn't support me as the NHS insisted that all breech births be in a hospital and highly recommended (read insist) that they be by caesarean section. I found independent midwives to support me for a natural breech delivery (for a fee of course). My baby was born safely and beautifully at home on 30th November 2001. The energy and power that I experienced through this completely natural, drug free, intervention free, stitch free birth supported my belief that THERE IS ANOTHER CHOICE!
I ask all of you who read this blog to join me in the revolution of BIRTH. It doesnt' matter whether you have ever birthed a baby, it doesn't matter whether you suffered traumatic births, it doesn't matter whether you delivered your baby by C section, we can all join together to HEAL and REVOLUTIONISE BIRTH
THERE IS ALWAYS ANOTHER CHOICE