The Nel Family
Unassisted & Peaceful Outdoor Home Waterbirth
Full Birth Story - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_nel_family/ I will be forever in awe of this deeply healing experience, for not just myself, but my family, after a very traumatic hospital birth of our son, Leo. My deepest desire is for birth to be normalised. For the fear to be removed. For the true essence of birth to be recognised, embraced and welcomed. For women to stand in their power and realise their own strength, and the beauty of the dance that is birth. for the entire birth family to be actively and excitedly involved. My entire journey from pregnancy to birth was beyond magical, beyond my wildest dreams and the absolute epitome of the power of manifestion. Never, have I ever felt more myself, more at peace, than when I was pregnant with Luna I must add that Luke and I never knew the gender. Many years ago we spoke of this little girl that we would one day have, called Luna Jewel (Jewel after Luke’s grandmother). And so when I fell pregnant, we never once doubted, even for a second, that it was Luna in my belly. To my Luke. Thank you. For never doubting or questioning my desire or ability to birth at home. For trusting that this was the right decision for our family. For never leaving my side during labour. For setting up our birth space exactly as I had dreamed, for the early morning videos and photos. For staying calm, centred and focused. For your presence, love and devotion to the beautiful process, and for delivering our baby girl into my arms so gently and lovinging. I love you endlessly. To Leo and Luna. Thank you for making us parents, for bringing us back to the present moment, and for showing us all that is beautiful in this world. For reminding us that life is for having fun. You are our everything and our love for you is the purest.