Lauren Backman Locke
With my first, I labored alone for hours, while my husband was trying to fill up the birthing tub and prepare my desired labor environment. My baby was born 20 minutes after my midwife arrived. I never made into the tub, never lit candles, never put on a playlist... I made growling sounds for hours while going between the toilet and my bed. It wasn't what I had planned, but I still felt strong and powerful at the end of the experience.
Everyone deserves to feel this kind of strength and empowerment by being in control of their birth journey. I want to help reinforce birthing people, encourage them to use their voices to get what they need and deserve.