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Birth center
peachychick54 posted:
So, this past weekend my sister-in-law announced that she's expecting her first baby! I'm so excited for her. But while we were all sitting around the table with the family my husband asked if she was going to deliver at a birth center (because that's what we have planned when we have a baby). My mother-in-law gave him this dirty look (like "you can't be serious...not my daughter!") and said "NO!" This kind of scared me because I don't know what she'll say when she finds out that's what I want. Of course I'm not going to let anyone change my mind, but I also want her to be comfortable with the situation. Thoughts?
mayas_momma responded:
Having a baby is a VERY personal experience and the choices you make are your's alone. Having a birth plan ahead of time eases your stress when the time comes. As long as your pregnancy is healthy/normal and your labor/delivery go well, you should be able to have your baby at a birth center or even at home. It isn't your mother-in-law's decision to make, and in the end, it's 1 day out of a beautiful (hopefully healthy) baby's lifetime. If she disagrees with you, so be it. She'll soon get over it when she sees her grandbaby for the 1st time.

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