I have a close friend who has very negative experiences around birth. Her first was a vacuum delivery, they told her he had shoulder dystocia and that she probably wasn't built to have babies. Her second was a c/s after 4 days of labor in the hospital which included a bunch of different augmentation methods.
When I told her I was having a home birth, she asked if she could come. this was waay at the beginning of the pg and at the time I answered yes, but I reserve the right to change my mind....
The thing is that I would love to give her a taste of what normal birth could be like. And to have her really see what a woman's body is capable of if given proper support and freedom. But I'm a little nervous. I gave her my copy of Ina May's Guide and told her that it was her required reading if she wanted to come! At least she should have some idea of what to expect. But she has a really strong nervous aura and I'm worried about the energy that she will bring to the the environment.
What are your thoughts? Can you think of ways that I can ensure my own comfort while allowing her the opportunity to be present?
Thanks!! sorry for the long story!!