I have been very fortunate over the past few weeks to have attended two wonderful home births. The women who let me into their homes and hearts both had personal challenges and fears to overcome in order to face and meet their labours and births; both needed to regain belief and confidence in their bodies, and to trust in the power of birth.
As I watched these amazing women dig deep, bare their souls, and allow nature to release it's full force, I couldn't help but feel I was part of something more than the birth of a baby; I was also present at the birth of a mother..... and the birth of a strong, fearsome Lioness!
I haven't cried at a home birth for a while; of course I shed tears of joy, but during both these births I shed soul tears for the courage, love and bravery that unfolded before me, and I was reminded that Women really are incredibly amazing. Wow!