An Illegal Home Birth: One Mom's Story

"First, we wanted to know how to dispose of the placenta."

This is the (pretty riveting) first line of a story I just read on Babble -- I did a post on home births being on the rise recently so I found it of particular interest. Turns out in some places (like Missouri, where the author had her second child), midwife-assisted home births are a felony and the midwife handling the delivery could be arrested.

The story's a little graphic -- but then so's childbirth. It's pretty fascinating to read the blow-by-blow of how the author finds and meets the midwife and then ultimately does deliver her second child with her, even though a home birth wasn't what the writer originally had in mind.

Curious to hear what you moms-to-be think.


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