Hi. I have been lurking here for a few months, and have been feeling that an unassisted birth is what I want for this baby and dh is on board. But I am having a hard time reconciling my desire for a UC with my love of having a circle of women to birth with. Does anyone know what I am talking about? Like giving birth with close friends who trust in birth and are part of my community and are coming together to support and celebrate the birth of a baby. But, by having them there, would I be losing the things that attract me to UC; privacy, intimacy of just having it be my family, absolute trust that birth is a normal, natural process that doesn't need to be messed with, etc. I am trying to become more clear about what I need for this birth and I feel torn here. Any thoughts?