I’m not sure I fully explained in my birth story how good it felt to be at home, cared for by my midwife and my husband and my doula.
Natural, safe, private.
All of my wishes considered, all of my needs met.
Birthing at home is not for everyone, but it was a beautiful choice for me.
I won’t try to explain why because these photographs, taken by Jessica May Photography in the first moments after…
“There is a secret in our culture, and it’s not that birth is painful. It’s that women are strong.”
~ Laura Stavoe Harm
This is the story of the at-home water birth of my daughter, Skyla Winter. The details are intimate and plenty, which I willingly share with the ether in hopes of dispelling the myth that birth is frightening or inherently dangerous or anything but a sacred, empowering and…