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Even the people who *want* to be supportive are telling me that I need to stop thinking so much or making so many "plans" about what I'm doing bc "it's not going to work out" the way I expect.
|Even the people who *want* to be supportive are telling me that I need to stop thinking so much or making so many "plans" about what I'm doing bc "it's not going to work out" the way I expect.|
= Pariah, Super Mom + The Amazing Wiggy (1/06) + (6/08) 52 Projects: 0/52 Decluttering Challenge: 37/2013
I had very little support for natural birth when I was pregnant with my first. I got everything from the light-hearted "Oh, you might change your mind!" to full-on, aggressive arguments about how I was endangering the life of my baby for not planning a hospital birth (that would be my pediatrician SIL). My DH was always supportive, though.
I struggled with it my first pregnancy because I didn't have a "comeback" for all these women who had already had babies and were more experienced with childbirth than I was. With my 2nd pregnancy I planned a homebirth and pretty much told everyone there would be no discussion about my birth plans. So most people left me alone. With this pregnancy, after having a successful homebirth, everyone is even quieter. I know they don't agree, but I just don't really care for their opinions on the matter and they seem to understand that.
Transition kind of scares me a little (though I'm glad I know what it is and that it's a shorter part of labor). I remember reading/hearing that it can be very frightening, and that some women actually throw up or think they will die.
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