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February 7th, 2011, 10:46 AM
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Originally Posted by andi2284 View Post
I honestly think the only thing blocking them mentally from agreeing to a home birth is that it's not "normal". What will people say? Even though it is just as safe, I think it's also hard for them to feel "safe" in a medical way, at home - I think some men just need to get past that mental aspect of it to really feel comfortable with the idea.

DH and I will be discussing this over the next week before I meet with the HB midwife, so if you manage to convince yours, I'd love to know how you did it! I really want to respect him and take into consideration what he is going to be comfortable with, but I don't see a logical reason why he shouldnt' be either, since a home birth IS just as safe as giving birth at the birth center.
Yeah, that's actually what he keeps saying the more I press him. 'It's just weird.' But I figure it's important to fight this fight now, because if I end up with a successful home birth this time, then I'm sure he'll 'let me' do it again for any subsequent pregnancies! So I'm not giving up!
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