So we're planning a homebirth, and MIL really doesn't know anything about midwifery or homebirths. That's fine, except that she's taken to telling DH horror stories about births gone wrong - like emerg c/s because of wrapped cords etc (which my prev doc told me she delivered them more than once vaginally and safely, and even one that was wrapped around 4 times). Even one about a stillborn. Really? How does she not know the number one rule of what you don't tell pregnant people is telling them horror stories? And all for what? To scare us into a hospital birth? I'm happy for everyone to make their own decisions about what they feel is a comfortable birth for them - but I could get back with stats that the US has more hospital births than any other country in the world, and also one of the highest rates of infant mortality in first world countries. Ya - lots safer. But that doesn't matter, since me and DH are comfortable with a homebirth - and are actually really looking forward to it! DH didn't want to start something, but I made him say something since it was important to me that she know that it's completely inappropriate to a) tell horror stories without permission, and b) tell horror stories her own ignorant fears in attempt to scare us into changing our minds.