Madrone, I was in a modified hands-and-knees -- basically leaning over our recliner, and then when the baby started coming I just straightened up into a kneeling position.
Dancermom, we told most of our immediate family (my brother, mom, MIL, SIL, MIL&FIL, BIL&SIL) and everyone was somewhat to very supportive except for my MIL&FIL who were concerned
, but felt it was ultimately our decision. I did offer to answer questions, but nobody was really interested. I asked everyone to not spread the info around, as we were afraid of interference from people who didn't think we should have a choice in this. Well, my MIL&FIL (the concerned ones) told other family (argh!) including doctors
, so of course it got back to me that they didn't think it was a good idea
: and that "you know, 5% need medical help." (pretty liberal estimate for a doctor, really, but still!) So there was a little drama there for a bit because I was so upset that they hadn't honored my request not to be talking about it with people, and at first they were offended that I would think that anyone in the family would interfere, but eventually we came to an understanding and they respectfully stepped back. I guess it could have been worse!
This time is SO much easier because we don't have to either announce it or evade questions, because everybody already knows what we're doing and seems to be (at least tacitly) accepting of it.
Stacy, I posted on your other thread about this, so I won't repeat myself here. But I just wanted to say welcome to the UC thread.
Oh, and yes, there have been plenty of UCs here. Some are listed on the UC roll call above, but doesn't include all those that happened before we started our UC group here at MDC.