Bethany and her family are some of the most genuine people around. We were excited when Bethany shared her birth story with us and are glad to pass it along.
My sixth pregnancy was tiring, but otherwise uneventful. Five pregnancies had taught me a lot; I knew exactly what I wanted and needed and what to expect.
I had experienced a hospital birth with my first child, complete with an epidural, overly long stay, and unnecessary interventions. During my second pregnancy, I decided to have an out-of-hospital birth. Since a natural birth seemed a huge step and to calm concerned family members, my husband and I chose to go to the center instead of having a home birth. One very uncomfortable car ride, one short labor (just over 3 hours total), and one fast delivery (baby arrived under 30 minutes after we arrived at the Birth Center) made a home birth seem the logical choice for future pregnancies. I didn’t want to have a baby in the car!