Making the choice to have a home birth is not the obvious choice. It is not an easy choice. It is not a widely accepted choice. And it can be heartbreaking when that plan doesn’t come to fruition. For me, who truly believed that a home birth was the best thing for my family, I made an equally difficult decision to leave 30 hours of labor at home and go to the hospital for an unknown outcome. I mean, I knew it was a possibility to go to the hospital and I was not opposed to that, but I honestly thought that wouldn’t happen.