I post on another, very mainstream board. As much as I KNOW I don't fit in there, I still post and I'm very involved. I guess I see myself as a missionary to the mainstream community or something. MDC is my hideout. I hang out here to feed myself, and now I have to vent.
I HATE when someone there brings up homebirth...just hate it. Yeah, there are a few of us there who homebirth, but not many at all. And everytime a homebirth thread comes up, so does every excuse in the book. You wouldn't belive how many people jump on the homebirth threads and say "Oh, I'd love to, but..." My current favorite is a thread where a paramedic jumped on and said that she's had to answer calls for homebirths and there's no way she'd EVER do it "not to scare you or anything, but..."
Yeah, well, I feel that way about HOSPITAL births, thank you very much. There's no way I'd EVER EVER EVER EVER in a million years plan a hospital birth after the way my son's birth went.
Anyway, I just hate that people feel the need to excuse their dependence on doctors and hospitals. Why not just admit that you don't have confidence in your body and you don't want to take responsibility for your pregnancy and the birthing process??
Charlotte, midwife to some awesome women, wife to Jason, and no longer a mama to all boys S ('01), A ('03) S ('08) and L ('10).