Accidental Homebirth in Japan & a Positive Hospital Birth

Brooke Bland has had three completely different birth experiences: a long and laborious hospital birth that looked much different than she’d hoped and planned for, a much shorter accidental homebirth while living in Japan on deployment, and a planned hospital birth, due to potential health concerns with the baby, that turned out lovelier than she could have imagined. In this episode she focuses mostly on her surprise homebirth in Japan and then her next birth, which took place at a hospital due to her baby’s heart being on the “wrong side.” Her baby ended up being totally fine and Brooke shares how wonderful the entire hospital birth experience was for her.
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Brooke Bland Bio

Brooke is currently living in Everett, WA with her husband and three children, ages 4, 2, and 7 months.  She is a speech pathologist by trade but has put that on hold to stay home with her little people.  She loves all things birth and baby, traveling the world, eating at new restaurants, and spends way too much time dreaming of remodeling homes.


Birth and Postpartum Resources


Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth

A film about The Farm Midwives and Ina May Gaskin

The Thinking Woman’s Guide to Better Birth

Birth/Life coaching Resource


Plum + Sparrow Moses Basket Giveaway