It’s hard to believe that ten years ago I’d reached the mammoth milestone of being 37 weeks pregnant with my first child. It meant that I could have a homebirth, and it felt like such a relief.
Ten years ago homebirths weren’t very common. And they were even less common with first pregnancies. Because of this, we didn’t really tell anyone about our plans, keeping it to ourselves whilst organising it with our local community midwives – who were incredibly supportive from the start.