Originally Published July 30, 2012
I wanted to share the very special news with you! I gave birth to Aryan (ARE-ee-un) Forrest Kaul July 16th at 3:20 in the morning. He was 7 lbs 8 oz.
We are so grateful and feel so fortunate to have birthed our baby at home. Nothing can possibly beat the cozy, familiar, warm environment of one’s own surroundings.
We were also blessed to use a midwifery practice where we saw the same two midwives who practice together for the entire pre-natal period. Of course, the attending midwife was one of these who we already knew well and liked very much. (This was Seattle Naturopathy, Acupuncture, and Birth Center, located on Madison Ave.)
Although I had a long labor, I was not pressured to use modern technology with its side effects because both baby and I were still healthy, doing fine, and happy to keep laboring naturally (well, not that the look on my face said “happy”–I won’t sugar-coat it for you!).
The other best part is that midwives virtually always hand you your baby immediately after the birth (unless there is a medical issue that needs tending to). They do the weighing, measuring, and checking later. Of course, they take a good look at him too to make sure he is healthy and does not need any medical assistance.
A great article came out on Dr. Mercola’s website, (the # 1 natural health website in the world) about the safety of home births and the myths surrounding them. I highly recommend reading it! Of course, not everyone is eligible for a home birth, and one has to fit certain health criteria. You can visit a Certified Midwife to find out if you can enjoy that option.
Amazingly, this fantastic article came out on Aryan’s birthday!
The three of us are happy, healthy, and enjoying all those precious moments with our newest member of the family.
P.S. I will be resuming Pranic Healing and Nutrition Counseling sessions January 2013. Hope to see you all then!