yea, that was actually said to me, i intend to have a homebirth we are less than 10 minutes (timed 8 mins with traffic at 5ish pm) and when i told someone this that was her reply, she said she has never heard of homebirth, so obviously she is uneducated on the subject, but then she went on to tell me that bc i didnt want to have an epidural like a "normal" person it was likely i would die and leave my child an orphan!!! I understand, there are people that dont support homebirth, i know that there are midwifes that have no right delivering babies, just like there are doctors that arent good at what they do, and i completely understand that most moms want to have hospital births, where things can be monitored and they can have meds, and i would never judge anyone for that, you need to be where you are going to feel safe to have a baby, that is what i feel is best for every mom!! Has anyone else had such hateful and rude responses to homebirth?!?! I was shocked by this!
Wow. No, it's women like you who make a stand for what you feel it right for your family and help make a difference in the birth choices women have in this country. Go you! What a nasty person to say that to you!
Personally Im too scared to do a home birth but I did deliver 2 healthy girls without an epidural and plan to do so with baby number 3 due in April. I say for those who choose a home birth more power to them. A home birth doesnt always mean unaccompanied and thats what most think. I cant believe someone would say such a thing to you. Its great that you have a back up plan and live close to medical care. Good luck and hope for a happy and safe delivery.
I don't know!! I guess it is her assumption that if u go to a hospital u get an epidural. with my first 2 I didn't have drugs at all and was in the hospital. she give me hell for that too, I have heard people disagree with homebirth and that's fine but this was a whole new level!!!
Whoever that was, was a complete idiot. Why would she assume because you don't have a epidural that something would go wrong in the birthing process? Wow...just wow.
I don't do well with pain so I would go to the hosptial but thats just me. Homebirths are better for some people and more power to you for doing it all natural or whatever. Your life your choice . As long as your happy and everythings turns out well then who cares what those hypercritical asses think?