I wanted to see who else is having issues with everyone around you trying to pressure and say you are crazy for going natural.
Everyone (even the ob I am no longer seing after today) is trying to pressure me into using drugs. What is so bad about natural that every woman who didn't do it wants me to change my mind. Or better says I will change my mind no matter what.
My plan to go natural started out as a personal choice based on safety. Because I have allowed these bullies to upset me, I am starting to want natural out of spite for the whole system just prove I can do it. They are turning me into a womens power person to say "See! I told you I could do it! Now you all suck!"
One part of this is that a natural birth is so rare in the US. Really, a home birth is less than 1%... most American OBGYNs don't even know what a natural birth is, they haven't seen it. They don't know what real birth is.
My suggestion is to find a midwife and get a supportive health care provider. I've been down the OBGYN/hospital route and believe me, natural birth is hard enough without others pushing you to use interventions. When you are in labour, and people are offering to give you a little needle to take all pain away, you will probably make a decision that you regret.
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