Every pregnant woman deserves a midwife.

This is the birth story of my daughter June, who was born a few weeks before the COVID-19 pandemic turned everyone’s lives and the world itself pretty much upside down. This is also a story of my journey to experience an out-of-hospital birth for the first time.

In 2016, when our firstborn son was four years old, we began trying to get pregnant again. I hadn’t known for sure that I wanted a second baby until one day I woke up and knew with absolute certainty that I did. This was reiterated for me one afternoon over a glass of wine with two of my closest…