Thursday, June 24, 2010

Home Birth Liar

Mr. Baby Fever and I aren't telling very many people about our home birth for a lot of reason - mainly because most people aren't educated when it comes to home births and we don't want to spend a lot of effort educating at this point. I also don't want to feel like I have to defend my choice. There will be time for all of that after our baby is here. Right now all of my energy needs to selfishly be focused on myself and this baby - staying healthy, preparing for labor, etc.

A few days ago, I was shopping with a friend who recently had an induced and medicated hospital birth and she was asking me questions about the hospital that I would deliver at. I felt like a total liar for not being more upfront about my planned home birth but I just know that she wouldn't understand without me taking the effort to make her understand. Maybe I'm not giving her enough credit but when she found out I was planning for a natural birth she was very discouraging. I can only imagine what she would say about a home birth. I just feel like she doesn't have to explain her hospital birth choice to me so why should I have to explain my home birth choice to her!

Well, 44ish more days to go and I'll come clean ;-)

33 weeks & 5 days pregnant

3 comments:

  1. I think a home birth sounds beautiful and amazing! I don't have kids yet but I have really enjoyed reading about your preparations for this and have even begun to consider it for myself one day. And no, you shouldn't have to explain to anyone! You're doing what you feel is right/best for you, and your baby. That's all that matters. :)

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  2. I've had two homebirths. My most recent was last month, Each was different, but still empowering, amazing, and beautiful.

    I did choose to tell everyone with my 1st homebirth. I would answer their questions. Alot of people choose not to say anything. No one wants to hear negativity on something that they know is so personal and beautiful.

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  3. Don't feel bad about withholding details that you and your husband have discussed. You are doing what is right for you, and I personally think a home birth sounds like a beautiful experience.

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