Home Birthing Comments:
"Do you not care if your baby lives? Something will go wrong you won't have enough time to get to a real Dr. ....."
"What if she's born really early, do you think she'd survive a home birth?" (WHYTF would I Have a home birth if she was born really early!?)
"Water causes infection- why would you do a water birth?"
First Trimester Comments:
"Yeah, you'll probably miscarry- it's really common- I had like 4 miscarriages."
"You'll only be sick until around week 12...." (EVERY WOMAN is different- my nausea didn't stop until week 23!)
Comments on My Weight:
"You're a big girl so you probably won't even show."
"You can't have a home birth with a midwife- you have serious health problems" (What!?)
"You won't need to get bigger clothes, you're already plus sized!" (LOL- ok... if only this were true. I was outta my awesome jeans by week 11)
Generally Rude Comments:
"Having a baby sucks- they piss and poop all over you and all they do is cry..." (mother of 3)
"There goes your entire life..." (father of 1)
"Childbirth is unbearable- you'll hate it" (Yeah, I'll bet it is on your back with bright lights in your face and your whole family in the delivery room)
"I miscarried at 22 weeks- it can be over at any moment" (she said this to me at 9 weeks)
"Don't get fatter while you're pregnant- it's impossible to take that weight off" (Yes, she said fatter)
This along with lots and lots of unsolicited advice and certain family members who are offended that I'm not calling them and constantly asking for advice... The only person I want advice from is my midwife, honestly. I'm trusting two of my girlfriends who are very holistic and just had babies this last year. - and they always understand if I decide to try something else.
My general conclusion: That if you don't raise/have your child exactly like someone else does then it's because you think they're bad parents..." (WTF)