I think most men are against it at first... i think the facts and figures are what bring them around. My DH took quite a lot of convincing and now i think he's quite exited
That's what my midwife said - I live in the Netherlands where home births are reasonably common (I think maybe 30% of births here are at home?) and apparently men are far less likely to go for the idea. (Well I'm being polite - I said that my boyfriend wasn't so keen and she laughed and said, "Oh men always want you to go to hospital! )
I know he is scared... i spoke with my midwife yesterday and she told me to tell my OH that because I live so close to a hospital they would have me in theatre almost as quickly as if i were in the hospital anyway. I told him this yesterday and he seemed ok. He asked me what I had told the midwife when she asked me where i wanted to give birth. He then said did you tell her here, i said yes and then I told him what she said about the theatre. He never said much about it.
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