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    Sorry your family can't allow you the peace involved in reaching your own decisions. I'm the Nana...and try hard to stay out of these issues...not always totally successful at it. But truly, our daughter and SIL make well informed decisions that work for them!
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    Quote Originally Posted by laneybug1 View Post
    Now that I have to go ahead to do both, I have a feeling I will be staying home as long as everything is going well. My DH is very supportive and wants me to feel comfortable but neither of our families is very supportive, we pushed them out of their comfort zone just getting a midwife. I figure that if we do get the home birth, we'll just say the baby came too fast and we stayed home (one of the reasons we're telling our families we don't want them at the hospital, we may not be there). I know that it isn't any of our families' business but we see them regularly (we live 5 minutes from my parents). DH's family wouldn't say anything but I know they weren't very happy when DH's cousin and his wife had a home birth. My family is very vocal with their opinions which is why I plan not to tell them.
    My DHs sister was not happy about the idea of a homebirth (she assumed because we had a midwife we were going to have a home birth) But anyways, we explained to her about the midwives having hospital privileges and that 75% of the midwives births are in hospital. We were planning a home birth all along, but didn't want to deal with family objections. We had our home birth, and everything went as planned and we were happy and healthy. We called everyone that day, and told them the baby was born at home, it's hard for families to say much after the fact, when everything turns out well.
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    My family is incredibly supportive and my grandmother was a nurse-midwife up in the interior of British Columbia in the 1940s when doctors were hard to come by (they sort of still are). But I think home birth scares them a little. I figure if we do go ahead with one there's not much they can say after the fact. Although, at my midwife appointment yesterday she told us that both her and her partner will be taking holidays towards the end of December (at different times) so if there is only one of them and they are already attending a hospital birth then we will have to go there but she said the odds of pretty slim.
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