The FAQ’s I Get About Having an Unassisted Birth

“Whenever I bring up the topic of having an unassisted birth (a home birth without the presence of a midwife, or medical professional, sometimes called ‘freebirth’), people look at me like I’m crazy. It’s not so bad this time around, because that’show Willow was born, but when I was pregnant with him, I’m sure that my family members were convinced I was going to die if I didn’t go to a hospital to have him. It never fails though… there’s always a slew of the same questions over and over again.

What if something goes wrong?

Personally, education is my relief when it comes to this. I’ve read countless birth stories, researched every possible complication, and how to handle it, and also educated Arick on all of the issues as well. I know what warrants an emergency enough to head to the hospital, or even more to call an ambulance. But the thing is, a lot of the complications that are common in hospital childbirth are due to the interventions that are used. Complications in a drug and intervention free birth are very rare.”

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