So many people still think that homebirthing women do it for either some extreme radical point-proving self torture
extreme radical reaction to a "flukey" prior birth experience.
Why is making the safe choice for our babies our bodies our souls our families RADICAL?
I think spending so much time happily swimming in the world of online midwife and doula blogs had me in a bubble. It got popped a few times, (all unrelated) in the past couple of days by some off handed comments and thoughts from some very mainstream status quo people.
Why do perfectly intelligent people in 2007 still believe that birth is some horrifying pathlogical medical crisis?
At least when I am forced to re-remember that they do feel this way, it helps me to put into perspective what they must truly feel about homebirth, and homebirthing women and families.
It brings to mind all those nasty analogies like "Ya get pain reliever at the dentist, doncha?"