Where you ever called “crazy” when you told your friends and family about your birth plan?… Are you planning on sharing your birth plan with others? Yes?… then this is a post you will all relate to! 

Questions From the Ones Who Call Me Crazy

Where are you having her? – “
At home” 


That’s legal? Good luck with that… – Really???

What if something goes wrong?
… It will be handled accordingly by the midwives
(and it was!)



No doctor? Are you sure about this? – Yes…the midwives know more about natural birth than any OB 
(and in mi case they were amazing and full of knowledge and patience for each situation that occurred).

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What if you need a C-section? – 
I am not getting interventions and I am low risk and healthy…my body can do this on its own
 (if I would have been in a hospital, I’m a 100% sure I would of ended up with a C-section for my first child who was not even 8 lbs because they would have told me I was too exhausted to continue and my pelvis was too small for my baby).

What if the baby needs oxygen? – 
She will get it… from the midwives 
(and none was needed but they would have handled it if required.)

What if you tear? – 
I will be stitched… by the midwives
(not one tear…with a 3.5 hour push. If I was in a hospital I would have been cut resulting in a 3rd to 4th degree tear no matter what… and probably I would have still ended up with a C-section after that).

What if your baby is too big? – I don’t even have words for this one…
 (my baby was positioned in a way that made it tough for the final stages of labor… but with the support and patience of my midwives I was able to naturally deliver her at 7lb 9oz).

What happens when the pain is too much?
 – It won’t be… but IF, not when, that Happens, I push through it like every woman has done since beginning of time 
(yes the pain got bad.. horrible… and with the love and support of my fiancé and midwives… I kept on going knowing it would pass and knowing I was not alone)

“Teresa this is really hard for you and it is really painful… but is also very natural and you are safe.”
-Heather Daniel midwife

“You’re so amazing. That’s it… that is the way..”
-Yuliya Labko student midwife

“You are my new hero, a birthing goddess.”
-Lauren Allmond birth photographer

“This is awesome…You look so beautiful right now I wish you could see what I can see right now”
-Albe Minnix.. fiancé and father

*It is said that when women give birth they leave their bodies, they travel to the stars and find the souls of their babies and they return to the world together*

Don’t let anyone ever discourage a path you believe is right for you…

Marianna Nixie Minnix ? 6.23.15

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Teresa Finocchio

Teresa Finocchio

I am a 27 year old first time mom who lives in New Jersey. I had an all natural planned homebirth with the help of water and the self-hypnosis hypnobabies method. I am currently a stay at home breastfeeding mother to my beautiful baby girl and I'll be sharing with you all some personal experiences and covering some other interesting topics, stay tuned.
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