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Moments of truth are personal. They happen in different ways for everyone, and for different reasons. Have you ever wondered about the way other people approach their health and their care? Below, check out stories from real people like you about their experiences with the US health care system and with midwifery care. You can also share your own here.

Who's the boss?

I chose to have a home birth with midwives because I had no interest in being forced to accept interventions and medications, or being told to lie down or not to eat. I wanted to be fully present for the birth and have my baby born unmedicated. I wanted him to be handed to me immediately and for his cord to be intact as long as possible. I used to joke with my midwives that I'm not a hippie, I just want to be in charge. My lovely hippie midwives were my guides through the birth, not my bosses. It was an amazing experience.

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