Kate CP - posted on 07/11/2009 ( 13 moms have responded )
So I've had one birth, in the hospital, and it was okay. I had to have pitocin cause my labor had stalled out, but I delivered without any other interventions. I had a pretty good OBGYN...but I hate hospitals. From the moment I went in I was hounded by nurses to get an epidural. Every time I said no they just rolled their eyes. They rolled their eyes!! I told them I didn't want a fetal monitor so I could get up and move if I wanted to. So what did they do? Gave me a fetal monitor AND a uterine monitor. They broke my water for me which REALLY friggin' hurt and I had to deliver flat on my back with my legs in the air.
...So I guess it wasn't that great of an experience, actually. Anyway. I really want to have a home birth this time around but my husband WILL NOT budge on this. He says he hates the idea, he doesn't want me to deliver anywhere but a hospital (not even a birthing center) and he actually gets angry when I try to talk to him about it. I'm trying to get him to watch the documentary "The Business Of Being Born" but he's dragging his heels on that, too. I don't know what to do here. I'm so frustrated. :(