In case you haven't heard...which you probably haven't...Steven, baby and I are having a home birth! And it is in a tub! Yahoo! So far I've had a majority of support and love, but I will be the first to admit it is a different. Many people have told me the dangers of having a baby. Ahh! Yes, the dangers...how many years have women been having babies? Sorry please excuse my passive aggresivity as this post progresses. Prior to really reading and researching about homebirth I have always wanted to have the freedom to give birth the way that my body feels the need to. I have always REFUSED to lay on my back to make it easier on the doctor. Sorry doc...I'm pushing something out of my hoo-haw, what are you doing. Again I apologize. Okay...so the more research we did, the more we found that having a homebirth is safe, if not safer than having a birth in a hospital. I am working with wonderful midwives that have me on quite a few supplements and diet that will be helpful in insuring a safe homebirth.
Here is my regime:
1 Dandelion Root (1/2 for every month I'm pregnant)
1 Fish Oil
1 Folic Acid
Grand total:11 (soon to be 12 as I up my dosage of 1 Dandelion to 2)
I also take 1 concentrated cup of Mother's Tea
2 liters of water
80-100 grams of Protein a day (this is where I struggle the most)
And a focus on whole foods (excuse my liking for hotdogs and sausages, I choose Nitrate free)
Anyway I will continue to share more about my love for wanting a homebirth as time progresses. But until then enjoy the movies: The Business of Being Born and Pregnant in America.