In early 2019 I found out that I was pregnant again, expecting our second baby. The plan was to go for what worked the first time around – preparing for a home birth with the assistance of the same private group of midwives. It felt so lovely and familiar to continue our conversations with the women who became part of our family as they witnessed my first birth. Among many other things, we talked about what would happen if they didn’t make it in time, as second births tend to be faster, and we live about 40km away from the city centre. I shared that I felt very much at peace about that as my ideal birth vision was to be in the comfort of our home, completely free and unobserved. I had no need nor desire to be in touch with any other medical professionals, and absolutely adored how good and free I felt during the pregnancy.