Prior to motherhood, Madison was intrigued with everything birth related including her own birth story of being breech and born by cesarean. From her work as a postpartum doula, she had been exposed to many birth stories including home birth. She was also fascinated by what’s known as ‘free birthing’ which is giving birth without the presence of medical professionals. But in the early weeks of her pregnancy, Madison decided to establish care with a midwife. At 38 weeks, after a 24-hour labor, and a discussion of transferring to the hospital due to her exhaustion, Madison finally gave birth to her son in the comfort of their own home.