As I wrote about in Emery’s birth story, we decided to have a home birth for her. This decision was made after quite a bit of research, so I wanted to share some of the reasons that home birth was the right decision for OUR family (very important- since I don’t believe home birth is necessarily the right decision for everyone!)
The top reasons why a home birth was right for us were:
- COVID (although now I don’t think I would ever give birth a different way!)
- Hospital Interventions/ Policies
- Low Risk
- Quality of care with a midwife team
- Birthing in the comfort of our home
- Postpartum services
It’s been a while, I mean a long while, since I’ve written a blog post. In all honestly, I’m just trying to keep my head above water right now being a full-time working Mom, dealing with the change of having my daughter in daycare (and all the fun colds that come with that…), and managing our schedules with a husband who travels most weeks. But something has been heavy on my heart lately, and that’s how mom life is perceived as just this beautiful, Instagram worthy image all the time. I’m just as much to blame as the next person for pretty much only posting our best moments, it feels way too vulnerable and raw most of the time to post about the bad stuff. And truthfully, until I get through the hard times, it’s challenging for me to even write about them because I don’t have the full perspective. I’m the type of person that when I’m in a challenging situation, I’m pretty much consumed by it. It’s only when enough time passes that I can look back and see the purpose of why I went through those moments. So, I try to remind myself now that things happen for a reason, and there is nothing God is putting in front of me that I can’t handle even if some days it feels like I’m drowning.
I’ve been pretty MIA on the blog lately, and I’ve also been taking a bit of a social media break (I deleted the Facebook app entirely from my phone as I just can’t stand some of the negativity on it lately).
I’m not exactly sure right now where I want to take the blog. I know my nutrition business is evolving and I want to be more focused on preconception/ pregnancy/ postpartum nutrition, but at this time when I’m still in my own “postpartum” phase, I don’t really have the time or the energy to invest as much as I would like into my business.