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The Kentucky Home Birth Coalition will be hosting an online auction to raise money to hire a lobbyist for our next legislative session. We need as many high quality, lovely donated items as possible to reach our goal. Do you … Continue reading
Thank you to Amy for sharing the 2011 Kentucky home birth story of Eleanor. Eleanor was born in Lexington, KY. —————————————————————- Toning contractions had been happening since the 5th month of pregnancy, and had been rather intense the last few … Continue reading
Thanks so much to Brandy for sharing this story and photos from the Murray, Kentucky home birth of Zechariah. This story is posted in full on Brandy’s blog, Living a Full Life, so click on over there to read the entire story!
“I continued to labor and then what happened next could only be described as a God-hug. The music was playing through the house. We were all sitting in the living room and a song I hadn’t heard before came on called You are for Me by Kari Jobe. Words can simply do no justice to describe the overwhelming presence of God I felt through this song. My spirit just felt Jesus saying, “I’m here…I know this hurts, but I’m here with you through it all.” I cried through the song. Turns out later that everyone thought I was crying because of pain. Oh, but it was a special moment and my favorite part of this labor. God is so big, and yet so intimate. I wish everyone could experience what it is to go through a journey, a challenging journey of labor and walk in it with God. It is transforming! “
Read the complete story on Brandy’s blog!
Thanks to Stephanie for sharing the story and slideshow of Vance’s Simpsonville, Kentucky home birth.
I am sharing the birth slideshow from my 2nd son’s birth. My first birth was at a university hospital where I had quite a trying labor: pit-induced with no pain medicine and no idea what I was doing. If I had not had my husband and doula there, I am certain I would have had a c-section as the staff there had no idea how to support a woman in labor in this way. The doctor on call was a doctor I had never met before and generally let me alone until she thought I was not progressing (I had been in active labor for 8 hours at this point); I had to fight for a natural vaginal birth in that hospital. When I became pregnant with my second son, there was no other option for me than a home birth as there were no birth centers in my area. And, of course with a home birth knew I would be allowed to labor on my own with the support of my CNM, my doula, my husband and the most important women in my family. It was an amazing experience and I am so glad we did our research and avoided another hospital birth.
Thank you for letting me share my slideshow with others; it always makes me smile to see the most positive side of birth–powerful, educated women taking their births back.
The current status of midwifery in Kentucky can often make it difficult for families to find a home birth midwife in their area. Below are some tips and resources to assist you in your efforts. The #1 way to locate … Continue reading
This week we have something unique– a home birth story from a father’s perspective! Thanks to Cody and Erin for sharing the birth story of Bella, born at home in Louisville. ———— 12 inches of snow fell March 13th and 14th. … Continue reading
Thanks to Megan for sharing the home birth stories of both Silas and Luke. These boys were born at home in Campbellsburg, Kentucky. —————- My husband and I were blessed to have both of our children at home. Here is … Continue reading
Thanks to Sarah for sharing this great story of the 2012 birth of Gretchen. Gretchen was born at home in Ludlow, Kentucky. ————– Gretchen’s story, is one I hold so dear to my heart. She is my first born, and … Continue reading
Thank you to Kayla for sharing the 2013 birth story of Lyndon. Lyndon was born at home in Florence, Kentucky —————- April 26th, 2013 at 5:57pm we happily welcomed Lyndon Spencer into our amazing family weighing in at 8lbs 11oz … Continue reading