“You are constructing your own reality with the choices you make…or don’t make. If you really want a healthy pregnancy and joyful birth, and you truly understand that you are the one in control, then you must examine what you have or haven’t done so far to create the outcome you want.” Kim Wildner-Mother’s Intention: How Belief Shapes Birth
After doing much research about hospital, birth center and home birth options, and talking with mothers and fathers who have gone before, (experiencing both the challenging and positive sides of different birthing experiences) we have decided that home birth is the right path for us. We have found a very experienced midwife who we wish to work with.
Unfortunately, my insurance does not cover the cost of homebirth. While it isn’t a huge expense, it is slightly more than what we can afford between now and our baby’s due date (2/20/11).
That is why we are asking our friends and family for support in our Wise Womb Wishing Fund. Our midwife has a sliding scale and is willing to work with us, however, it still exceeds our financial abilities at this time. It feels a little unusual to ask for help in birthing a baby. It isn’t how we’re conditioned to behave in relation to birth. We are supposed to go to the hospital (if we follow the stream) and if there are no problems, have a healthy baby in our hospital bed, after which, we are given ‘skin time’ with our baby, as it was explained to us during a recent tour of the birthing center at the hospital. If there are problems, we will, like too many other women in America, have cesareans, be unnecessarily cut and drugged, and/or forced into an experience far from what we perceive as natural.
That is why we’re calling out to our friends and family. We need your help to achieve our goal. If 100 of our friends donates just $2, we have raised $200 towards our wish and will have more gratitude than we can express in words. Even if you don’t offer financial support, your blessing and witness means as much on a psycho-spiritual level as the material.
We will be updating this site on a regular basis, and sharing more information about why we value and want our first baby to have a home birth. This is new to us. Hopefully, some of you will share your birthstories with us either orally or in writing, so that we can offer them to even more friends and family. Stories shared are far more powerful than stories kept in isolation. So please share yours: challenging, joyful, terrifying, miraculous, dangerous, and beautiful and everything in between.
We are aware of the risks involved in giving birth –regardless of the location, and also know that a hospital has equipment and services for emergencies, should the baby (or I) be in any kind of distress. We will in no way jeopardize my womb and baby and will go to the hospital willingly, should complications arise and/or our trusted midwife recommends.
We feel intuitively and intellectually that giving birth at home reclaims my body’s birthright as a woman, to experience birth in a far more natural and simple manner. Having the baby at home will be a gift not only to me, but to the baby and his or her papa and our family and friends.
We appreciate your consideration of our wise womb wish. Any additional money that exceeds our our midwife costs will be offered to another woman down the road, who also wishes, but can’t afford to give birth at home.
stacey & tony
If you are interested in sending us a story or a gift please send to:
stacey pricco and tony camarda
5235 ute hwy
longmont, co 80503