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In pictures: Amy Brillon's experience with home birth

For a 33-year-old Vancouver woman, delivering her baby girl at home with a midwife went exactly as she'd hoped, and left her convinced more women could have home deliveries if they had adequate support and education

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The Brillon family walks through a park in Richmond, B.C. on Aug. 8, 2013 almost a month before mother Amy’s due date. From left to right are dad Wylie, Mya, 2, Amy and Jaida, 4.

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Midwife Jane Wines measures Amy Brillon's stomach as Jaida and Mya look on during a prenatal checkup at the South Delta Midwifery clinic in Delta, B.C.

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Amy Brillon is comforted by her husband, Wylie, while she goes through labour pains at their home in Richmond, B.C.

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Ms. Brillon is comforted by her husband, Wylie, while she goes through labour pains at their home in Richmond, B.C.

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Ms. Brillon is comforted by her husband, Wylie, while she goes through labour pains at their home in Richmond, B.C.

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“I wanted to share a positive story,” Ms. Brillon told The Globe’s Wendy Stueck. “You hear all these horror stories [about home birth] and it’s not fair. … It’s a very private thing but I wanted to help people know what their options are.”

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An elated Ms. Brillon looks down at her newborn baby, Zoe Marina, after a successful home birth.

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Father and sisters look on as Ms. Brillon cuddles her newborn baby, Zoe Marina, after a successful home birth.

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Husband Wylie gets a look at Ms. Brillon and newborn daughter Zoe Marina.

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Grandmothers Gina McKay and Marilyn Housh snap photos of Ms. Brillon and her newborn baby.

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