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"Hospitals are for sick people; pregnant women are not sick" do you not understand?<br><br>
When it's actually time, I am telling exactly three people that I plan to homebirth: husband, midwife, and the baby.<br><br>
I actually think my mother will be fine, not because she's so open-minded but because she knows that I don't do ANYTHING without researching the hell out of it.
 

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But pregnancy is a disease & birth is a surgical procedure, haven't you been told? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:
 

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Lol.<br><br>
This reminds me of why I told my mother I am due a week and a half later than I am. So by the time she comes knocking down my door with an ambulance ready the baby will likely be on its way.
 

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A few weeks back, I attended a public hearing for a bill that will legalize the practice for Certified Professional Midwives in Alabama. One opponent (a family practice doctor) told the committee (paraphrasing) "Sure, childbirth is a completely natural thing......but so is pnuemonia, heart disease and stroke."<br><br>
See, childbirth belongs in a list of pathologies -- all of which must be managed by professionals if the patient wants to live. So what should pregnant women do? As Monty Python already knows: Nothing -- we're not qualified!!<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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It's hard to hear that message over all the voices in their heads telling them that breastfeeding is just like pooping.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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Lordy, how often do I repeat that phrase in a week? Or every time I see acquaintances from my really mainstream moms group.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">It's hard to hear that message over all the voices in their heads telling them that breastfeeding is just like pooping.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"></div>
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Breastfeeding is just like pooping: almost everyone can and should do it. Heh.<br><br>
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