I'm still not understanding why men, if they have no experience with a baby, helping with a home birth, and if they are not a doctor, why are you responding to this post? (With the exception of the man who posted about the birthing classes, that was intelligent input.) Don't you have video games waiting for you or a football game to watch? My God, it's like a total power trip with you guys because this is something you do not experience. I'm sorry you don't have a vagina. And my husband is supportive of whatever I do, he isn't going to tell me how to have a baby. He knows it's my body and my decision of how the hell I want to deliver the baby. No one said anyone was inferior to anyone else, that is a typical male thing to say. Where did you come up with that? Instead of assuming people on here are saying such things, maybe you should take the time to read and educate yourself. It's very clear how uneducated you are if you jump to these types of conclusions. In college, I'm sure you have never heard of this because you sound like you are lacking in this department, you learn how to make educated arguments and how to argue with facts. Just because a doctor you have heard of through a friend of a friend did an "incredible job" doesn't mean he or she is right for everyone. I'm glad people have had good experiences with their hospitals and doctors, good for you, that's fantastic. It doesn't have anything to do with me. Each person has a different experience with a doctor, especially women since we see them all the time. We are entitled to our opinions as mothers. Like I said, if I wanted a man's input on this, I would ask my husband or my doctor. I don't need to ask someone who sounds like he barely passed high school. I just don't get why people have to get online and attempt to sound like they can make educated responses. Obviously you are very, very bored, your xbox broke, or you are jobless.
Anyway! I would do the hospital thing, no intervention, but I've heard that the hospital here doesn't do VBAC or anything like that. So I figured I would just get all the info I can about home births and go from there. I don't do well in hospitals, they make me very tense and with a couple of bad experiences between myself and a friend, I'm looking into other options. I feel like I have no control over anything. I know people have these beliefs that they are so much safer than doing it at home, there aren't a large crowd of people in this town who are open minded. Pat told me she'll do vbac, though she will have to see my medical records to make sure she can do it for sure. I don't think there will be a problem, I believe I ended up with a c-section (low transverse cesarean, I will add) because the doctors decided that since my blood pressure was a little high, I should be induced.
Also...ladies, don't feed into these guys posting on here. I know it's very difficult, they are like a bad rash. They are obviously trolls and aren't getting the attention they need at home. Don't feed them!
[This message has been edited by Aaden's Mom (12/28/2011)]