Why I’m determined to live life on my own terms

Carrie Ndoka teaching her two sons gardening on their kitchen garden in Nairobi. The family grow their own food.

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What you need to know:

  • Carrie, a development consultant, has delivered two children at home and prefers the homebirth experience as it was familiar territory, with much-needed privacy.
  • Carrie is also a keen artist and craft person. She has trained her boys to paint, knit, crochet and work on assorted crafts projects.

In 2012, Carrie Ndoka had her first homebirth. Hours of labour ended with her delivering her second-born son in a mobile birth pool in her bedroom. This was probably not the first time Carrie was doing something extraordinary, but it indeed defined her doing life on her terms.


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