Mother explains why she did the delivery alone, without medical assistance
34-year-old Lacey Haynes birthed her daughter together with her partner without medical assistance. The British mother says that 'free birth', a birth without a medical burden like scans, tests and medication, helped her to become a better mother.
The pregnancy and sexuality coach had only one doctor's appointment during her pregnancy. Then she decided that the medical route was not for her.
Trust in your own body
"The whole technocratic approach to pregnancy and childbirth was not in line with my lifestyle," she says in Metro. With this 'approach' she means the protocol, the scans and the confidence of expert opinions instead of confidence in her own body.
Lacey is realistic and certainly does not recommend a 'free birth' to everyone. "That would be irresponsible," she says. "I knew what the risks were and yet I opted for a free birth at home". The birth of her daughter took place at home in front of her husband. The two had no help and cut the umbilical cord themselves.
Photos: Instagram: @verylacey