The main reason I have decided to start this blog, is to share what I have learned over the last 10 years. Before I had children or was even certain we would ever have children, my mind took “a left at Albuquerque,” as Bugs Bunny said. I met a woman who soon became one of my dearest friends. She is a chiropractor and she has a way of thinking, that is very natural to me. Now, she will say, ‘she created a monster.’
I remember the day well, we were walking down by the Blue Water Bridge on a sunny afternoon. We were just having simple conversation and she said, “when I have a baby, I am going to have the baby at home.” I now know that my reaction was a very unusual one, because when I say that I had my babies at home I don’t get that reaction. A light bulb went off inside of me…ding! Oh, my! I thought that is a beautiful idea! Later that week, I was flipping through T.V. channels and stopped at a show about babies being born. At that point in my life, I had never watched before and I have to say, I have never watched again. But, that night, they had 3 births, one at home, one at a birth center, and one at a hospital. Oh, the peace, joy, and comfort I felt watching the home birth versus the bright, loud, chaos I felt watching the hospital birth was a life changing moment for me. I decided at that moment, if we were ever to have children, they would be born at home. That seeming simple conversation opened my mind to a whole new world and a whole new thought process. It also, had me questioning the medical community. If doctors could not trust the God given ability for a woman to give birth and have convinced so many that they were needed to successfully birth a child, what else did I falsely believe?
“Shall I bring to the birth, and not cause to bring forth? saith the Lord: shall I cause to bring forth, and shut the womb? saith thy God.” Isaiah 66:9