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This might sound cheesy but I always hoped for a Carrie Bradshaw fairytale ending. Yes, a courthouse wedding ceremony in Manolo Blahnik’s, wearing a label-free dress. The idea of no pressure, no expectations of others or stress of planning sounded like a beautiful way to focus on what we were celebrating—LOVE.
To all of the mothers, who feel that their life suddenly feels mundane—it is often in the mundane where we can notice the glory of it all. I encourage you, as I have been encouraged, to revel in this new normal. Find your rituals, your rhythms, and create something new. You can pursue what makes you come alive, and be a loving mother; sometimes you will find its one and the same.
Part of the process of a home birth is not having an epidural (if you decide to get one you will be transferred to the care of a hospital) - most women I talked to thought I was crazy because the pain is awful, others having done this themselves said it was worth it (but yes, the pain is no joke). I heard countless birth stories and it seemed that every woman had a different experience and no birth was alike.