Leacoln Bale

Why I (Initially) Said NO! To Home Birth: A Dad’s Journey

The answer all of us, at some point, have given without further discussion: NO! Why is that? My best assessment is because it’s easy. It’s the path of least resistance. Instead of stepping outside of our comfort zone, we resign ourselves to the fact that it’s just easier to avoid or disregard the issue at hand. Now, this answer is perhaps the single most negative syllable in our language and it is certainly the most complex to dissect, because there…

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Meet Our Volunteers: Les

  Hello, my name is Les Brown. I’m from Scottsville (Southern Ky), and I’m a 5th generation hog and cattle farmer. I have 1 daughter, Marley Ann Brown.  My wife and I planned a home birth with CPMs in the summer of 2014. When my wife and I realized we wanted home birth to always be an option for us and our fellow rural farm families, we decided to make volunteering for KHBC a family priority. I can’t leave the farm…

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Meet Our Volunteers: Leacoln

Hi there! My name is Leacoln Bale, and I volunteer for the Kentucky Home Birth Coalition. I’m an eastern Kentucky native who packed up and moved to the big city of Louisville. Here, I met and married my husband and gave birth to our first child, Ellie, at home. My husband and I are currently expecting our second child and are planning another CPM-attended home birth this winter. I first became interested in home birth when I found that my wishes and…

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