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    My home birth class with our midwife is today and tomorrow! I am so excited, but a little bummed about the hours. Seems weird to me... Today 1-8 and tomorrow 9-3. So I pretty much won't see my kids for 2 days! And my husband can't come today, because of work. Better be a very informative class! lol Its actually required, by the midwife, for home birth couples to take the class. So we'll do what we have to do, but I hope she makes it fun!

    While I am excited, I also feel like it might be kind of boring (I hope its not though). I mean, I have had 2 kids already and I've been reading a lot, both books and online. And I took a birthing class at the hospital, when I was pregnant with our first. But that'll be neat too, to see how different the classes are.
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    Don't expect boring or you will be bored!

    I think you'll find the classes vastly different. Homebirths usually require much more involvement and understanding of what is happening on both your part and DH's than hospital births.

    What a shame about DH not being able to attend.
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    Bummer that DH can't go. I'd love to hear what you learn about in your HB classes this weekend. We didn't have anything like that here.
    ~Joy~ DS1-8/5/05, DS2-10/18/10 (VBAC#1), DS3- 4/11/12 (VBAC#2!)


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    I don't think you will be bored either. I am sorry your dh can't go. Have fun!
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    We had a great time! DH did get to go to today's class and I think he really got a lot out of it.

    I got really pissed when we came home and I spoke with my mom about it though. She was going on and on about how "the family" (meaning her) was upset about our decision to hire a midwife because our insurance would cover hospital/OB birth and its irresponsible for us to spend the money out of pocket. The family (my mom, aunt, and grandpa) do a lot for us. They buy diapers and fruit for the kids, etc. So she's upset that they do that and we can afford to just blow $2k on a midwife. Well first off, its not anyone else's business. Second, we have never asked for them to buy these items for us, they just do it. We are extremely grateful, but do not ask for handouts. Which is exactly what I told her. But you know, its funny that she (I mean, "the family") is upset about the money, when we haven't actually hired the midwife yet. Only attended the home birth class.

    We did learn a lot from the class. And I really feel like I connected with the midwife! She is just awesome. So yeah, I will be setting up an appointment with her to make things official.
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    Poor Mom is reacting out of fear of the unknown. Talk to the midwife about how to help her understand where you are coming from. She may have good ideas. Glad DH is on board!
    Leo (3 1/2) with Malcolm the cat

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    I'm glad your class went well. Sorry about your mom, though. It sounds like she has the perception that you guys need her help financially, and so she thinks that she gets a say in where your money goes. You are right that it would be totally different if you were asking for things from her, but it sounds like she doesn't see it that way.
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    Sorry about the situation with your mom. She might be using the $ situation to cover up her own fears about you giving birth at home. I'm glad the class went well and that DH got to attend as well!
    ~Joy~ DS1-8/5/05, DS2-10/18/10 (VBAC#1), DS3- 4/11/12 (VBAC#2!)


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    I really think that mom just likes to use the money as a way to have control over me and what goes on in my house. She's the same way with other family members too.

    After calming down and thinking about it, I thought of the perfect comparison. My mom just bought a $1500 dog... She didn't "need" the dog, she has 7 cats. She could have rescued a puppy from the shelter for like $50. AND she just had my grandpa buy her a brand new kitchen (cabinets, countertops, sink, appliances) all top of the line. Now grandpa couldn't really afford it, but mom had to have the best -and she didn't have the credit to get it herself. So really, how is that any different??

    Her dog is like our home birth (that sounds weird though, doesn't it?). Yes, we can go a much cheaper (free) route, but we are willing to pay out of pocket (with our tax refund) to have what is best for us and our family. And grandpa buying her a new kitchen is much like her buying diapers and stuff for us, except WE didn't ask for it. But I know that she pressured him into it -she's good at that. Next time she brings it up, I have a pre-thought out response! I'm so bad about thinking of the right thing to say days after the fact. lol
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    Sometimes the perfect response is silence.... Being right isn't a good answer.
    Leo (3 1/2) with Malcolm the cat

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