Saturday, November 15, 2008

Surprise, I'm pregnant!

My husband and I have been planning to have one more baby, but we never thought it would happen this soon! I got the confirmation last Tuesday and was in shock for a couple of days, but I'm really excited. My guess date is July 11.

I'm approaching this pregnancy differently than my other four. I feel I'm in a much more positive place mentally, emotionally and physically. Everything that I've been learning in the past several months in my doula preparations has changed me in wonderful ways, and I'm really excited to utilize what I've learned and continue to learn. I'm opening up and letting go of past expectations, and planning for the absolute best.

I never thought I would say this, but I'm seriously considering a home birth. I have always been intrigued about water birth and always felt it would be incredible and feel so great. I really want to try it.

At this point I'll be doing more research and seriously considering my options. I don't have anything against obstetrics or hospitals, and I still really like my OB and the hospital where I birthed my last 3 babies. But I'm at a point in my life that I feel so much peace, safety and so much more capable than ever. I'm ready to completely trust in the beauty and miracle of natural birth the way our bodies were made to do it. I've done natural childbirth without medication before, but this will be a big step even further than anything I've done before, and I'm so happy to be on this path!


  1. Beautiful! Our daughter and her houseband are choosing to have a home birth and they are using our home!! I have been a doula for 25 years and have seen many different ways to birth and in my 25 years have seen '5' c-sections and several hospital and many home births and each one is so unique! I pray you will find the best birth place for you and your houseband to birth!
    Blessings, Kelley

  2. I would love to do a home birth too, when the time comes. But there are virtually NO midwives around here to do that. Which bums be out. But I wish you the best for the birth you deserve!

  3. Dang, I thought this area was pretty sad as far as options and professionals go. As it is, if there's just one midwife in the area you don't know if they have the right personality for you. I got really lucky with you that we clicked so well and I didn't have to look any further for a doula. I'm sad you're not going to be here for this one. I hope I get lucky finding a midwife and a new doula. I have a midwife in mind that does mostly home births (lay midwife), but I haven't personally met her yet and don't know if she would be the right fit for me. I'll just have to meet her and find out.