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Plan C



Plan C, by Downtown Doula NYC

Plan C, by Downtown Doula NYC

“When I became pregnant with my first child, I had no doubt that homebirth was the path for us.  We hired an incredible midwife, went to homebirth prep classes, ordered our tub and figured out how to get our wonky sink faucet to connect to a lead-free hose and how to then siphon out the birth water.  9 months of yoga and meditation and acupuncture and massage and birth tub trial runs and that dream continuously on a loop of my slimy baby sliding up my chest.  I had never wanted anything so badly, and had never believed in myself more…”  

“…4 years later, I am at peace with my births and my body and my children’s need for medical assistance. But other mothers will follow in my footsteps, and experience a birth that is vastly different from what they planned.  My hope is that in their darkest moments, when they are plagued with thoughts of not being good enough and all the what-ifs, a new generation of birth workers will support them and love them and welcome them back.”  Read this!