I am a mother, entrepreneur and facilitator of Labors of Love Podcast. My life’s purpose became clear through the birth and mothering of my three children. When pregnant with my first child, I, like many new mothers, was unaware of the birthing options available to me. Society and media conveyed limiting notions about birth within the context of hospitals, pain and cursing people out, especially the father! C-sections were common and in some instances preferred. None of these scenarios were ideal for me. It was my children's father who proposed that I consider a birth center. The decision opened my world to mother-centered care and a mother-led birth experience. I had discovered my passion—ensuring that women know their options when it comes to pregnancy and childbirth. What is important to me is not what a mother-to-be chooses, but that she is informed and feels empowered to make the best decisions for her and baby.
"No two stories are the same, yet the experience of childbirth connects us all.”
~Hafeeza Ture, Facilitator