So glad I found a place with like-minded people! I've been feeling very alone. :) Any ideas out there on WHY women are so defensive and upset when you bring up your wonderful home birth experiences? Why is there anger and name-calling? It's so strange to me. I would love to share with friends and family, but many women just shut down, and won't have the conversation at all, or they get angry and say I'm putting society at risk.
Here's my new favorite quote from Stephen King (father of several children born at home):
"Believe me: if you are told that some experience is going to hurt, it will hurt. Most pain is in the mind, and when a woman absorbs the idea that the act of giving birth is excruciatingly painful- when she gets this information from her mother, her sisters, her married friends, and her physician- that woman has been mentally prepared to feel great agony".
haha! Mentally prepared to feel great agony- love it.