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birthing at home "brave"???

Posted by on Apr. 29, 2012 at 8:06 PM
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i have had a half a dozen people tell me in the past week that i was "brave" for having my baby at home.....like it was some harrowing experience or something.  it makes me wonder why everyone thinks its so dangerous, in my mind if you are low risk then its a safer option than a hospital birth which is why i birthed at home.  in fact i think mom's who birth in a hospital are WAAAAY more brave than i ever was :) 

still its strange to me that anyone would consider me brave for trusting my body and let nature takes it course!  do you think that home birthers are more "brave" than hospital birthers?

by on Apr. 29, 2012 at 8:06 PM
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peaches_04
by on Apr. 29, 2012 at 8:09 PM
I think ppl that birth in hospitals are brave
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FrumpyMama
by Silver Member on Apr. 29, 2012 at 8:11 PM

 No. I was told the same thing after I had my dd. "You are so brave." "I can't believe you did that!" "Weren't you scared?" "I would of been freaking out!" etc. 

Check out the Homebirth groups on here if you are feeling like the black sheep.

MamaTwinkleA
by Member on Apr. 29, 2012 at 8:14 PM
I also think hospital birthers are brave. I did a home birth too
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Liebevoll_mami
by on Apr. 29, 2012 at 8:25 PM

i think home birthers are brave...but i'm scared of change. big time. i've birthed in a hospital (before i knew more about birthing at home and in birth centers) before and it was a great experience. 

but i'm sure my mind will change if i ever get the chance

jellyphish
by Platinum Member on Apr. 29, 2012 at 8:32 PM
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Seems like hbers are stupid and selfish pre-birth, brave post-birth. Hmm.
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rmgriffberg
by Bronze Member on Apr. 29, 2012 at 8:34 PM

i had two hospital births and want to birth the rest of my kids at home!!!

hriabywx4
by Bronze Member on Apr. 29, 2012 at 8:40 PM
I have had 2 hospital and 1 hb. I feel like i was more educated and more involved not more brave with my hb :)
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rlhall1980
by on Apr. 29, 2012 at 8:46 PM
My third son was born at home but not on purpose. I had planned on a natural birth on the hospital but didn't make it out of my house. Anyway the preachers wife at our church calls me "pioneer mom". Makes me giggle.
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louzannalady
by Silver Member on Apr. 29, 2012 at 9:14 PM
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Lol! I know. I get that a lot when I talk about my ideal birth being a home birth. It is because people have been instilled with such fear over giving birth. They don't see that the scariest thing (generally) about giving birth is intervening and putting Mom's in a model that does not benefit our bodies' innate knowledge of what to do. 

Mrs.Salz
by on Apr. 29, 2012 at 9:27 PM

No it's not brave, it's actually safer, as you said.


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