Im sick of people asking me what day they think Im going to have the baby, because they want to be there or plan for it. I dont know. No one does... Im started to get POed because Im tired, irritable, and sick of people telling me how huge I am, and how if I hit my due date without a baby there are going to be problems. I was reading Ina Mays Birth Matters and she said the average unmedicated, uninduced labor averages around 41weeks 1 day. Unless there is a scheduled c-section or scheduled induction, there is no way to know when the baby will come and people need to back off.... Also, because Im having a home birth, I dont want anyone in the house but my birth team. My husband installed a latch on our front door because our parents both know our front door code to unlock the door and I dont want uninvited guest. My parents came up to Oregon when they scheduled my c-section for my son and my mom did nothing but compare how much HARDER it was to have a hysterectomy than a c-section and how the day after she gave birth to me she felt fine as if nothing happened, and how she was able to deliver me breech vaginally so I should be able to also. As if I had a choice.. and we were dealing with an extremely high risk pregnancy with polyhydramnios, my son had an intestinal blockage, double footling breech, and had down syndrome.
Ok pregnant lady rant is over!