My homebirth(s) is/are years away still, but due to my outspoken nature I've heard a lot from friends and family. Mostly because my dream is to become a CPM, and I like to talk about it
-"Wait, but YOU won't have your babies at home, right?"
Uhh no. I want to dedicate my life to allowing women and babies to have the most beautiful, natural birth in their own home and own space but I'll sign up for an elective C myself
-"you'll change your mind."
Yes. I'm vehemently opposed to unnecessary hospital birth, have a needle/hospital phobia so bad it makes me hyperventilate to the point of passing out and don't take medicine unless my health depends on it. I'll change my mind.
-"No husband in his right mind will allow you to do that."
Ha. Because my husband/partner is the one pushing the baby out of his vagina. My pro-choice beliefs don't end at the first trimester mark...I can birth where I feel safe and how I feel safe because I'm the only one going through it. Not my husband, not my mom, nobody. Me.
Yes. Yes I will.
On the bright side, in roughly 5-7 years when I start having kids, I won't have to hear it from my family/friends. I've already heard it all.