Most families who choose home birth for their baby’s birth make that choice after a traumatic experience during a hospital birth, which typically involves anything from loss of autonomy and control to abusive and coercive treatment from “care” providers. The majority of those mothers leave birth feeling as if they were backed into a corner with zero options aside from what hospital staff were “recommending”. … Continue reading Backed Into a [Home Birth] Corner: the fiction of “due dates”
I am both angry and sad today. Depending on the moment, it could be either or both. Almost every day, I feel like a fish-out-of-water in this culture and I want to run away and never return. It started with feeling emotionally shut down as a kid and a teenager via religion and other unrealistic cultural expectations of children. Then it came from going through … Continue reading GFY
© Spot of Serendipity Babies come when they are ready. Did you know that? They are not “early” or “late”. They are right on time – their own time! It is going to take generations of humans UNlearning the term “40 weeks” to change this perception and thought process. If a woman’s (very) loosely calculated “due” date comes and goes with no signs of labor, … Continue reading The MYTH of "40 weeks"