Hi Ladies, I wanted to share this news: I told my parents yesterday that we are planning a homebirth. I'd been putting off telling them because I was afraid they'd be terribly opposed of the idea (just remembering how things went a few years ago when I first moved to the city-- they were positive I'd be mugged, if not murdered, and continued to be anxious about me for an entire YEAR until I moved again-- I suspected there would be similar fear around the thought of me giving birth at home).
They are totally fine with it. They did not even bat an eye. It was as if I had set them up for a huge announcement, only to tell them what I'd had for lunch! I couldn't quite believe it, and asked, "So, really, you're not worried? No concerns? The midwife said you could call her with questions." My dad says "Well, if this is what she does for a living, I think you will be fine." My mom said it sounded like a good idea and she wished she'd known you could do it that way back when she was pregnant!
Now on to the IL's.
i was really prepared though with all my info about why its safer to homebirth etc. they agreed to somethings, especially the over zealous medical practices, but they are still worried. since then they often try to pretend like im still going to doctor even though i told them i go to a midwife - they say things like "so when's your next DOCTORS appointment". lol.
anyway, what can i do. they have been against almost everything i have ever wanted to do in my life - luckily they did like my choice in husband but that was about it. so ive been used to their dissent.
as for the in-laws, haven't even told them we're having a baby yet i just don't think they will be terribly pleased as mil def doesnt like me in the first place. but i think she will like the homebirth idea, as she is so against going to doctors.