Laura Dearman’s Birth Story on The Farm
Today’s guest is Laura Dearman who is sharing her birth story that took place at The Farm in Summertown, TN.
Laura Dearman is a mom to three children ages 7, 5 and 2. She has experienced a wide range of birth experiences from a mainstream hospital birth, homebirth with a postpartum hospital transfer, natural miscarriage at home and a 3 week stay at The Farm (birth center) in Summertown, TN for the birth of her youngest.
In her native Mississippi, Laura was a birth activist focused on birth options and midwifery care, including a short time as a professional doula and childbirth educator. Now living in sunny Florida, Laura is dedicated to helping women successfully breastfeed as a breastfeeding peer counselor. Laura wrote a little more about the history of The Farm and her reasons for choosing to give birth there in a blog post for The Birth Hour.
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What an articulate and compelling story Laura has regarding one of the highlights of a woman’s journey–giving birth. She expresses her reasons for her need to find an alternative to her first experience and succeeded to locate a rare environment in which safety and support were so vital.
There was something so sweet and enduring about Laura’s story. I loved it. I had only one homebirth out of my five births and had to be transported due to a tear as well. I dreamt for 10 years about giving birth at The Farm so I very much enjoyed hearing an experience there. So glad everything went well. Thanks for sharing.