So I was at a family X-mas party and my brother's girlfriend tells me she's really interested in home birth and wants to learn ALL about it. I'm thinking cool and so I tell her my last baby was unassisted and how everything went great. So she says to me "well that's great... but I just don't understand how you cut your own episiotomy"? It was the weirdest, most awkward moment EVER. I just didn't know what to say. I almost started laughing but luckily the diplomatic doula part of me took over and I explained how cutting is totally unnecessary and that tears heal better than a cut etc.
Such a crazy world we live in that young, hip, educated, twenty something women think that in order to give birth they have to have a medical professional on hand to cut their vagina's so the baby can come out!
Just thought I'd share...