by amandaoasis (541 Posts), Tue Nov 17, 2009 10:55 pm
I don't think any of us would try to alienate someone with natural birth beliefs. I think more than anything, a lot of us are envious of the experience that those women get to have. An uncomplicated pregnancy and happy at-home birth surrounded by our loved ones is a dream a lot of us have had in the past. And then it was all crushed.
More than anything, I just worry about women who choose to have absolutely no pre-natal care and a birth without any type of medical supervision (even just a midwife). We have all seen the deadly outcomes of PE and we just don't want to see women and babies in those situations. And yes, I do understand that pregnancy is a totally natural phenomenon and that the vast majority of women have an uncomplicated time of it.
Congrats on getting to experience a home birth...that really must have been a beautiful experience. And it is wonderful that you realize that with a history of PE that this time around everyone is safer with increased medical supervision.
Again, no harsh judgements from me. I hope you stick around and we get to watch as your pregnancy continues until you give birth to a healthy baby, and beyond. The support of these boards is irreplaceable. Welcome!