A beautiful Home Birth in Johannesburg!
And did we wait for this little guy… His big sister was born on her due date, so we really didn’t expect too much different from him. However, he made us wait! 10 whole days! A test for what is to come. Motherhood is full of ups and down and a whole lot of patience! His arrival could not have been more perfect.
Mom and Dad decided on a home birth this time round. On the 19th July, Dad’s Birthday (Yes! It’s true) and my husbands birthday (would you believe it!), little James decided that this was going to be his day too! It was calm, serene and beautiful. Mom laboured beautifully and within only a few hours she breathed her new baby boy into this world. It was such an incredible experience. Their story shows us how Birth really should be! We should be birthing in a calm homely environment, surrounded by love and care.
Many thanks to Charisse and Emile for inviting me into their home, and to their incredible birth team (Sr Karen Van Der Merwe and Doula Tertia) for allowing me to do what I do and provide them with a very blessed memory of their special day!
I am forever changed.