A must watch for most everyone, except the modest-minded* amongst us, as I am in my birthday suit.
Cristy volunteered her talents to capture these images in a tribute to the homebirth movement. As a passionate advocate of homebirth, I share this slideshow with everyone as a gift to what is possible, hopefully opening this birthing option up to you or someone you love for exploration.
I’ve been told over and over that these images bring up strong emotions for almost everyone ranging from inspirational & empowering to educational to painful for some whose own birth’s did not go as desired. Most people cry at the beauty of this sacred homecoming, so you might prefer to have tissue handy and watch in privacy so you can fully process.
If you need to decide if the slideshow is for you:
- I am naked (boobs & fanny folks)
- NO “crotch shots” as Maya was born in water
- The only blood is towards the end when viewing the placenta
After viewing, please feel free to come back here & leave your impressions. Yes, please share this slideshow, but please make sure to link from this page so that viewers may also know the Birth Story & read more about normal birth & natural parenting in our blog.
A Word for the Modest-Minded
Some people have been surprised that I would share these private & intimate images with the world. My desire to do so stems from all of the other brave souls who posted their own birth experience online. During my pregnancy I was greatly encouraged by these positive images of birth, which are so rare in our society. I vowed to “pay it forward” to inspire other parents-to-be & hope that these images will encourage them to explore homebirth &/or the natural approach to a normal birth passage for their baby. Ecstatic, painless birth is possible – every woman deserves to experience one and every child should be blessed to have such a sacred homecoming.