That is what my GP said to me this afternoon when I told her I am pregnant and planning a home birth.
This is my first baby and first pregnancy.
I am so offended and upset. After saying this she then told me she would no longer take responsibility of my health, and that I was not to see her anymore.
This lecture lasted for 40 minutes. 40 MINUTES!!!
I then walked out so absolutely upset while she said to me "Well congrats I suppose then."
I just wanted to vent my shock and sadness/anger somewhere that it will be understood.
We haven't told anyone we are pregnant yet (5 weeks) so there is no support for me. Even when we tell people I will receive no support as home birth is not hugely common in my town/area.
(In fact when we were planning our wedding we had friends ask about us having children and we mentioned our plans in passing. That conversation ended with me in tears while they ACTUALLY SHOUTED at me that i am stupid/killing my baby etc)
I suppose I am just looking for empathy/sympathy and experiences. I am not looking for "suck it up this will happen a lot if you continue down this sort of parenting route.".... I know that I will receive these opinions, but just did not expect this from my (previously) very lovely doctor.
Have you been here? Were you upset??
Love form a very lonely sad mumma.