Okay here goes…my first personal blog entry! …..If you don’t know, I am expecting my second child in July. I wanted to have a blog about my experiences during pregnancy and birth because I will be doing it very different then what I experienced with my daughter, who is now 3 1/2. I am planning a homebirth( you may be thinking I am crazy I know!) and I couldn’t be more excited about it. Once I started meeting with midwives and doing the research I thought it would be wonderful to have a blog about it so anyone who wants more information on it can read it. I also thought it would be great to compile information on topics that are related and share my resources. I have decided to go further than that and include topics such as eating organic, not vaccinating, health, recipes and kids crafts! Why not go all out right?
I am a little behind on starting this blog, mainly because I couldn’t decide on a name! I love crunchy food and drive my husband nuts that I am always crunching so after brainstorming with him and a dear friend we came up with the name. A couple days later while I was watching ‘ More business of being born” part 1: Conversations with Legendary Midwife Ina May Gaskin. I heard them reference certain moms as crunchy…. I had to look it up and had a huge smile as I read the following:
Urban Dictionary online has a definition for crunchy mama.
Mother who supports homebirth, breastfeeding, baby wearing, cloth diapering, co-sleeping, gentle discipline, etc. One who questions established medical authority; tends to be vegetarian and/or prepare all-organic foods. See crunchy and hippie.
How perfect ?!!!! 🙂
I know the idea of a homebirth is very scary to some people and I can’t lie, of course I had fears about it in the beginning, but what I have learned so far is that having suport and other people to talk to that have done it is a wonderful thing. Being a part of a circle of women and men that believe in your rights and in nature is so empowering. I hope that I can help other mothers that are considering it.
Thank you in advance for following my blog and for your comments so I know that someone is reading it!