It almost seems as if the minute you announce you are pregnant so many people bombard you with what they know is right for you and your baby. I do not understand it. I mean I am guilty of it too, but honestly. How on earth could anyone but yourself know what is good for you? The minute I announced I was pregnant I was afraid to tell anyone I was even considering a homebirth. (I should have stuck to my instincts and did so but that is not what this is about) I have a feeling lots of mothers-to-be feel this way.
It is not like others, even family members have a right to tell you that you cannot have a baby at home. I think we as pregnant women need to stand up for our rights to birth in a way that makes us comfortable. Whether it be at home, birth-center, or hospital, we need to be the ones deciding and not our families, friends, or co-workers. Who cares if we are thought of as weird. Who cares if “they” think we are harming our babies by not delivering in a place where sick people go. Let’s stand up for our rights and not be pushed into corners by people who do not understand the process of birth. Lets inform them and maybe bring a new light to them.