I was doing family history(not like 1600's just like 1930's and later) and it stood out to me i mean I knew that my Mom still has a pelvic injury from something the midwife did when she was in labor with me and I knew about great grandma who died of an infection a few days after giving birth,aunt LeeAnn almost losing her oldest because she didn't dialate and aunt Fay's hemorrhage but I mean like a lot more then that.
We lived out in the middle of nowhere so until a few years ago so most of my family had their babies at home until like the the 1960's and a fair amount of my cousins still don't think the drive is worth it.
My MIL(and about six other people) keeps trying to sell me on home birth and I wasn't comfortable with it before I had my first one by c-section. All I can think of when they mention it is that we've never had a set of twins in the family both survive if they weren't born in the hospital.
Does anybody else have this kind of a family history? How do you get family and complete strangers to back off without horribly offending them by telling them that your not doing it because you think it's dangerous? I need to still be able to talk to these people even if we don't agree on things like this(or the excistence of gestational diabetes).
I know that it goes well for many women,I've read the studies and I've seen the business of being born even if I don't agree with it. I need helpful info not someone telling me to just tell them off or someone who wants to fight about how much better it is or how great the Netherlands is.
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