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Homeschooling mama to 6 year old DD.
I am totally in the same boat as you! My mother keeps calling me and asking me about "what if this" and "what if that". I just think that most people give absolute power to doctors and medicine instead of giving the power to their body and mind. I KNOW that my body can birth a baby, that is what God made me for. Most people just dont trust in themselves. I live 3 hours from my family and I just decided to tell them that I am having the baby at the hospital, I dont want their negative thinking to hinder my calm attitude about birth. I also will not be calling anyone to be with me and DH while I am in labor. I like you have researched and planned, I will birth my baby my way without interference.
Maybe I shouldn't reply because I don't UC (support it, but I chose homebirth midwife). But I really hear you anyway, there are some choices I am working on making in my life right now that everyone is acting the same way about.
I know it's because they simply haven't gone down the path that I have at all. They are starting from Square One. They haven't been in my head over the past X years (and yes, it's a process of YEARS - maybe even my whole life, really) that got me where I am right now. I am not making the standard choices, and they don't question their standard choices at all but just freak out (or, at least, "have serious concerns") when I am making extremely reasoned, rational, researched decisions.
From their point of view, I've just dived off the deep end. From my point of view, I've turned into an amphibian. And they just didn't notice.
That probably didn't make any sense but anywhere, here's support for ya, sister.