It's funny. I've felt confident about homebirth and the body's ability to birth ever since my daughters birth almost two years ago. I was so excited when we finally decided to spend the money and go the homebirth route after two disappointing appts. With a birth center. Well now that we've dEcided on the HB and telling people all of the "that's so scary! What if something goes wrong" or the "I'm so glad I was in a hospital or else my baby would have died..." Etc it all has started to slowly place doubt and I find my mind wondering to what if...and getting scared. Even though I know logically there is nothing to be afraid of! Ugh how do you deal with the discouraging and fear inducing comments the whole pregnancy? I am only 3 months along! And how do I go back to feeling confident.
I didnt tell many people our plans for this reason. If I did happen to get negative opinions I would say "there are numerous studies on birth location and none of them find hospital to be safer than home, especially when low risk. I trust you to make your own birth choices, kindly do the same for me"
As or getting yourself confident again, spend a while youtubing homebirth videos Reading/hearing Michel Odent speak of unhindered birth and hormone function helps from a practical standpoint as well. The kind of birth he speaks of is impossible to achieve in a hospital.
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