How to Prepare for Home birth in VA
How to Prepare for Home birth in Richmond Virginia
In some ways, the preparation for home birth is the same no matter where in the world you live. You must gather towels and supplies. You must prepare your children, your family, your dog or cat for this huge event. (Fish and birds are generally not as sensitive!) You must wrap your brain around the reality that you are going to go against popular opinion and going to do what you feel is right deep in your soul.
Home birth in Richmond Virginia
The physical preparation for home birth is underestimated. This is a quite an event you are planning for! There is a rumor floating around the internet that you burn 50,000 calories during a vaginal birth. I cannot imagine that is correct, but I am sure you are going to burn through quite a few. You also will use muscles you didn’t know you had! Birthing takes your whole body. Whether it’s supporting yourself in a squat or pushing your baby out, you are going to be working hard, and likely working hard for several hours. Home birth means you need to eat…well and often..during labor. I