My daughter was born at home. I chose to give birth at home because I wanted peace, I wanted health, I wanted love, I wanted respect. And I wanted it all for my daughter.
It is undescribably sad to me that some families who choose home birth are rediculed, harrassed, threatened, and accused of child endangerment.
Giving birth at home is not against the law, it is a right protected by the consitution of our great country. And yet I found today, a family in Ohio, who are battling to keep their names clean, to protect their children, and to defend the rights of other parents who want to give birth at home.
This family had a home birth a few months ago. The baby was perfectly healthy, but the midwife felt the mother needed medical attention, so they called 911. Everything turned out fine, so no one expected that several weeks later they would be called to court to face charges of child endangerment for giving birth in an “unsanitary environment” and not seeking medical attention for the baby right away (even though the baby went with the mother to the hospital). They did nothing wrong, and yet some choose to abuse the system and attack good families like these instead of focusing on the criminals on the street.
Please support this family. Visit their facebook support page if you have a facebook profile, and give them your moral support, prayers, and any financial support you can spare. If this family is not able to stand up under these false allegations by the court, it will not be long before more families are attacked by the government.