Don’t get too excited yet, neither myself (Megan) nor Ashley are pregnant. However, I plan to be one day (of course after I marry the man of my dreams (Hi Babe!)). Anyway, my pregnant future is imminent and being the consummate planner that I am (I am my mother’s daughter after all) I decided to start my homework.
I have always been fascinated by pregnancy and the magic surrounding the process. As I’ve mentioned before, my mother gave me Dr. Christiane Northrup’s amazing book, Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom a couple of years ago and the book blew my mind. Never before had I acknowledged the extraordinary power of women’s bodies nor had I equally appreciated the wisdom that we all have intrinsically.
As I’ve started gathering information and learning from other women’s stories, I really think that an at-home water birth is for me. I love the idea of approaching birth as the most natural event a women’s body will ever encounter. It just feels right (that’s what I’m saying for now at least!). Bloom Yoga Studio and Inner Birth here in Chicago are two invaluable companies that offer classes, workshops, and support to women at all stages of life whether you are a information seeker or looking to warm up your three year old to the idea of becoming a big sister. Definitely check out the birthing stories on Inner Birth’s website, they are truly breathtaking.
Well, that’s all for now, I am so excited to keep everyone updated as this journey begins!