We are so thankful to our friend and client, Jenny, for sharing with us a few reasons why, after having their first child in the hospital, she has decided to birth her second baby in the comfort of her own home. Enjoy her thoughts and reflections below!
I spent my first pregnancy researching and intrigued by home birth and with hesitation decided mostly for financial reasons that a hospital birth would be the way to go. It was only $100 for all inclusive care for baby and mama! I was grateful for amazing insurance coverage and I figured even with my uncertainty for birth at the hospital that we could be prepared, educated and build a support network to help me navigate through. After all, the choice between home birth and hospital birth is a decision of which kind of risk you want (not a decision between risk and no risk).
Our goals last birth:
Step 1: Take every birthing class available through a third party community based center and not our hospital.
Step 2: Hire amazing Doulas that could help p