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December 23rd, 2013, 01:48 PM
Join Date: Aug 2009
I definitely had to defend my home birth to everyone! I even had to talk my (ex)DP into it, but that didn't take as much as I thought it would. He then supported me 100%. My older sister also supported me, and my family mostly didn't say anything because they weren't convinced it was a good idea. My friends and coworkers were very judgmental and said it wouldn't happen. Finally, after it happened, and was perfect (10 1/2 pound healthy child, no tears, etc) they all apologized and shut up.
This time around I have a different DP and his family is not being supportive. They're constantly talking about how it seems dangerous (this coming from people who have read NOTHING on the subject) and "hinting" that the local hospitals are so great! ugh. My DP is being supportive, but is also a scared new father-to-be. We are working together on having him learn some of the home birth stuff though, so he's not as scared. (he's more scared of the birth in general)
This time my family and friends are completely on board. lol. They know no one is changing my mind and I can do it. I'm not blatantly open about it at my current job though- I don't need the drama.
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