Thursday, September 4, 2008
Steph invited me to go with her to a C.H.O.I.C.E.S. meeting last night since the topic was "Home Birth". I will be present at the birth of "Ivy". CHOICES is a Natural Birth & Parenting Network Promoting a healthy pregnancy, gentle birth experiences, breastfeeding & informed parenting. They hold free monthly community meetings with preplanned topics & speakers. They have free give aways and lots of information and samples. I had the pleasure of meeting her midwife and a lot of other very neat ladies. AND there were babies of all ages, from 6 days old to toddlers. I wish they would have had something like this 31 years ago when I had my first baby, or if they did, I didn't know about it. It was so informative and just neat to hear other views and comments and everyone respecting one anothers decisions as to doing a home birth or hospital birth. It is a person's choice to choose. There was even a father there who stood up to give his view on their home birth and giving encouragement to other mothers. I respect my daughter & son-in-law's decision for the choice they made in having "Ivy" at home. It really makes sense to me and I just know this will be such a magical experience for everyone involved.
Posted by Mimi's Toes at 11:49 AM