home birth week : link love

sweet photo from tthumper via the bean and the bear

Well, here we are, my friends, this is the last post of home birth week. It has been an emotional ride for me as I've opened my most private life (and slightly nudey photos!) for all to see, read, and discuss.

I hope that you were able to feel included and supported, no matter what stage of life you are in or how you've chosen to give birth. The true purpose of this series was to honor the powerful work that women do and to recognize all the different ways we grow and change and sacrifice to bring our families together.

Are you interested in reading more wonderful home birth stories? Here is a list of my favorites from around the web:

Leigh's wonderful blog Marvelous Kiddo is full of touching birth stories (she was kind enough to include mine this week!), including her own.

Ryan and Cole are some of the most awesome people I don't know, and Ryan's post on Tessa's birth is very honest and sweet. You can check out Cole's maternity series on his blog, Pacing the Panic Room.

Lovely Lindsey's story of her brand new Charlie babe had me in tears, as did her heartfelt post on Gavin's birth. Lindsey's mom, Cathy was also her midwife and you can read Charlie's birth from the perspective of a midwife/mama right here.

Thank you, thank you, thank you for following along this week and for being so open minded and kind. It's been great talking to old friends and brand new readers about something that I hold so close to my heart. Hope you all have a lovely weekend, and I'll catch you on Tuesday. XO


Emily said...

Your body + soul have been bared this week, brave woman. I've felt emotional just reading it, I'm sure preparing the posts and, to a degree, reliving moments has been intense. Take a yummy, stretchy yoga class this week. Breathe deep. Drink some tea. And snuggle on the couch for a good movie with your sweet family. You should consider tagging these posts so that you may place a link of "home birth week" posts in one place, maybe your sidebar, maybe for the future, maybe for others looking to direct themselves or others to learn from someone else's experiences. You're beautiful.

Lacey. Kellen. Beck. said...

I loved it! Thank-you.

Julia and Ben said...

please, Please, PLEASE don't delete these posts, or your blog...or anything! When it's time for me to have my little chickens, I will be referring back to your blog! I resonate with your style and passion for life! Thank you for coming into my life!
And please don't delete these posts... I'm serious when I say, in a few years I will be clicking through your posts to find them!

Much love!