Originally Posted by Altair
Yea, no I don't thrive on drama in the slightest. I just desperately wanted a homebirth and was pointing out that here is one potential group of customers who may not like the shirt. Which IS, after all, what the OP was asking.
I had to go back and read through the comments to find your story. I'm sorry your birth didn't take place the way you wanted, but you gave it your best shot and made the decision that was right in the end.
I'm not saying everyone can or should even want a homebirth, but it is almost unheard of where I live. I don't tell people what I'm planning, but if they ask me what hospital I'll deliver at, I say "Actually, we're planning on staying home, and two nurse-midwives are coming to monitor things. If any problems arise, I'll transfer to ___." Jaws drop and people act like they've never heard of such a thing. And then the questions start. Very few people have challenge me or acted outwardly incredulous or judgmental; mostly, they are curious. I'm just sorry more women don't know what their options are. I had my first baby in a hospital and am kind of glad I did, but I'm ready and have "proven" my body is capable of birthing, and this is my decision this time around. I'm glad I have the choice. That's why I've been *looking* for cute little ways to start a conversation and spread the word. If you met me and we actually talked you'd not think I am preachy based on what my kid is wearing, ya know?