Top 10 Health Freedom Reasons for Home Birth?

Top 10 Health Freedom Reasons for Home Birth?

This attitude should be applied consistently, across the board, for everything medical.

Whenever Health Freedom is blocked, remember that means the same lack of Freedom applies in everything.

Once you remove health freedom, that means the profit centered, control freaks will insist they should control everything for the good of society.

Top Ten Reasons Why This Attorney Chose a Home Birth

By Valerie Borek, Esq.

For those of you wondering about what happens in the brain of an attorney when she becomes a mother, here’s a glimpse.

For me, it was life changing. Saying I had a baptism by fire in birth rights, motherhood, and even in just being a woman, is an understatement.

My eyes were opened to the injustice of maternity care in America and beyond. I gained first hand knowledge of how the female role in society and family has been distorted.

I now understand why Lady Justice wields a sword.

I’m not a doctor, I’m a lawyer. So this post isn’t a debate about safety. It’s a declaration of liberty and freedom of choice.

Top Ten Reasons Why This Attorney Chose a Home Birth

1. I Want to Know Who’s Hanging Out By My Lady Parts

I was turned off by the idea of not knowing who would be on-call when I went into labor, and seeing a different provider each time I went to the OB/GYN.

How can a relationship based on trust be fostered like that?

Bringing a child into this world is a journey. I wanted to know my guide.

I had simultaneous care with an OB for about six months before I finally admitted it was an exercise in futility for a healthy pregnancy, and stopped going.

It took my rational brain some time to shake off the fear-based-script about pregnancy to embrace what my heart and body already knew.

2. I Believe Pregnancy is Not a Disease

In the illness dynamic, the doc is at the top of the totem pole and the patient is powerless.

Even the most assertive women can fall prey to fear and abdicate autonomy at an OB’s office. Pregnancy can be really scary, and we seek comfort in authority.

But a healthy pregnancy is a state of wellness. Birth is such a natural process, women can do it in their sleep.

Okay, maybe not exactly, but seriously, birth on its own is no reason to go to the hospital.

Our neighbors across the Pond have even begun encouraging healthy moms-to-be to stay home .

Owning my health and wellness during pregnancy lead me to healthy choices and empowered me during a time when I could have easily let fear take control.

3. I Can Maximize Health for Me and My Baby 

“I know this isn’t good for my baby, but…”—SAID NO MOTHER EVER!

No matter what you’ve heard about “selfish” moms having “opinions” about their own health care, don’t believe the hype. Those selfish moms are as real as the boogeyman.

And for the record, there is no such thing as a “maternal fetal conflict.”

Moms love their babies and make choices to maximize their health and wellness. It just so happens they can maximize their own at the same time.

Health for mom and health for baby are not mutually exclusive concepts.

I know, I said this wasn’t a post about safety. It’s not. Do your own homework.

I had a healthy, low-risk pregnancy. I worked to keep it that way through nutrition, hydration, exercise, and lots of questions about what my body was doing.

I knew that I would be less stressed planning birth at home than at a hospital.

Let’s be logical about this: less stress means less chance of unnecessary interventions and less chance of complications.

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Top 10 Health Freedom Reasons for Home Birth?

Top 10 Health Freedom Reasons for Home Birth?
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