I needed to birth at home. I would go to the hospital if a life-threatening emergency presented itself, but home is where I am most comfortable. Home, to me, is where my baby belonged when he or she emerged into this world.
How we come to parent our children is typically made up of myriad influences. This is the story of how I ended up a breastfeeding, co-sleeping, babywearing, no toys, community-wistful mom. In other words, an evolutionary parent.