Anyone who knows me well, knows that I am very passionate about *holistic health and empowering women through education about their bodies, especially their pregnant bodies. I believe that birth is a natural event in the lives of many women and that these women are entitled to the best holistic care so that they can have a healthy birth. My labor and birth were better than I could have ever imagined. I had such an easy pregnancy, like if not for the obnoxious bump where my stomach once was, I could forget that I was hosting a growing person. I received my prenatal care at the Cambridge Birth Center, it’s part of the Cambridge Hospital. I knew that I wanted to have a natural birth with little to no interventions (pain relief, vacuum, forceps etc). I had a competent and skilled nurse midwife for my pregnancy. I wrote a birth plan (more on that later) and I also attended a childbirth class. I wanted to arm myself with all of the necessary tools so that I could have the birth of my dreams. Tune in on Thursday to read my birth story.