Thursday, September 4, 2008

C.H.O.I.C.E.S.

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.

8 comments:

slot mobil said...

very cool.

My Wonderful Men said...

I'm glad you got to go and see what changes there have been since you gave birth. Good for you! You seem really excited about this.

Courtney said...

Best of luck to Stephanie!

Lisa said...

It is neat that you will be there for your grandaughters birth. I know it will mean a lot to Steph too.

Erin said...

I'm glad you had a good time! My husband and I used to go to the CHOICES meetings when my son was younger, but it's hard now.
That's great that you'll be there at the birth, too. My parents were both there when my son was born (it was a hospital birth, but with a midwife), and it was so special for all of us.

Adventures In Babywearing said...

I am so glad you were able to go, too, and just knew you'd love it!

Steph

Erin said...

That is awesome what you were able to go to this meeting with Steph. You're such a great mom!

Octamom said...

We had two of our babies at home and it was so wonderful and powerful and sweet--praying for the same experience for Steph and so thrilled that you are getting to experience a whole new side of birthing!

Blessings!