Lauren, of the owlet blog, poetically says (in part):
I am aware that homebirth is an amazing, life changing, completely normal, everyday miracle kind of thing.
I am aware that I am extremely lucky to have a home to birth in.
I am aware that many women around the world do not have the same luxury I do. The best they can hope for is to avoid trauma and infection and that someone might get them a glass of water or gently rub their back.
I am aware that I am lucky to have a care provider who will just be with me and leave me to birth in my own time.
I am aware that my right to have the birth that I want, with the care provider I want, is on tenterhooks (sic).
and she beautiful ends the piece with:
I am not brave. I am not a hippie. I am not built for birthing more than any other woman. But I am aware.
Please take a moment and read the entire poem. And let Lauren know how much you enjoyed her prose. Here awareness is lovely.