My 4 YO wanted to watch some videos of babies being born, so we watched a few homebirth videos on Youtube. It seems like all the ones that show any part of the labor, and most of the ones showing the actual birth, have other people doing labor support (mom leaning on dad, midwife rubbing back, that sort of thing). It made me feel like I'm kind of abnormal or something since I prefer to labor alone (ie pretty much in a room by myself though I don't mind if people wander in occasionally), and to push without "labor support" as well (people there but hands off). I am sure I am not the only one though...anyone else prefer to labor alone or not feel like they need "labor support" during labor?
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6/17/10 at 11:17pm