Having a baby at home is a spiritual choice for Nadhege. Extremely attached to her Haitian roots, she wants her family clan to be fully associated with the many events celebrating the coming of her first child, from the “victory” shower before the baby is born to the naming ceremony.

The birth itself will not be experienced within the strict intimacy of the couple, but celebrated in front of a much larger group of people.

There’s a family proverb in Nadhege’s family that says: : “While in the womb, a child is yours alone. But when it comes out, it belongs to everybody.”