If you are here as a potential client, chances are you’ve already familiarized yourself with your childbirth options. Maybe you are exploring. Maybe you have already decided on an out-of-hospital birth and are looking for the right fit. Wherever you are in the process, there is a dearth of information out there––some good, some bad. There is also a lot of rhetoric on both sides of what has become an increasingly polarized issue. I have attempted to curate some of the more measured and evidence-based information.
Aerie means eagle's nest.
Let's never mind for a moment the whole “bird of prey” thing and agree that...
•Eagles are majestic. They inspire reverence, and symbolize authority, strength and power.
At the same time…
•They are exceedingly private, and vulnerable to the effects of observation.
•Eagles are protective of their nest, which they build with large, sturdy sticks, then line it with materials soft and warm for nestlings.
•Yet, the eagle is the only bird that will fly directly into a thunderstorm.
Like birthing mothers. Like you.