Tuesday, July 3, 2012

What Do I Want Out of a Homebirth?

"A mother gives birth to her son. This photograph captured a momentous introduction of a mother and baby's first exchange. The baby is suspended in time, half way inside his mother and the world; being guided out by his mother's own hands. Photograph was captured by friend and doula of the mother."

National Geographic Photo Contest, Photo and caption by Tara Garner

This image is being shared all over Facebook, I borrowed it from Sage Beginnings Doula Services

This moment... this is what I want out of my homebirth experience.  I want to be the one catching my child.  I want to realize on my own what babe's gender is.  I want peace & tranquility as we move from a family of four to a family of five. 

These are my wants, I realize that birth (and life for that matter) is not all unicorn farts and rainbows... I realize that things may occur that make my wants unattainable.  

But for now, this is what I want.

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