How Can I Claim that “Unassisted Homebirth is the Greatest Joy on Earth?”
Well, for starters, I’ve been walking this earth for over half a century. I’ve lived in many places, experienced a lot in life and have given birth six times. One of the greatest joys of my life was the day I gave birth to my daughter Millicent on August 3, 1996.
I can answer the question in one word – AUTHENTICITY.
When we live an authentic life, from our true desire and need, we seem to be in synchronicity with everything. I’ve always tried to live a life of my design, not conforming to expectations or trapped in situations that did not seem commensurate with my inner desires. When we live a life outside authenticity and integrity, we often experience frustration, anxiety, and mental anguish. When we are in the flow of life and live “on the edge,” so to speak, we feel fully alive. Unassisted birth brings you face to face with what it truly means to be human. You have to trust and open yourself up to vulnerability at your core. And this brings great joy!