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October 31st, 2006, 01:15 PM
Motherbird Motherbird is offline
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Sorry you are having a hard time. It's your birth, so fight for what you want, but do give him time to come around. I really think some men need to hear it from an outside source, instead of just their "crazy wife." So see if you can schedule a meeting with the midwife you want to use. He needs to know exactly what would happen if there were complications at home. Men tend to feel helpless when it comes to birth and they are solution-oriented. So he needs to know that it will not only be safe to have the baby at home, but exactly what steps will be taken to make it safe (ex. the midwife's emergency kit, transfer plan, etc..) If he can hear from all that from a professional that may help.
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