Everybody knows that pregnant women should be free to make their own decisions when it comes to childbirth, right?
Not so for one mum-to-be, whose own mother is refusing to support her decision to experience natural childbirth.
“My mum keeps harping on me pretty much any chance she gets about my choice to have a natural birth in a birthing centre…and it’s making me crazy,” she began.
“She had four caesareans in a hospital complete with epidurals, and literally looks at natural unmedicated birth as some sort of barbaric thing. I have told her many times how it is my decision, showed statistics, and even videos of natural births (she literally shudders at the woman making any sound of pain) to no avail.
“It’s just incredibly annoying and she tries to pass it off as being a “caring mother” who doesn’t want me to go through the horrific pain of labour. Obviously I’ll do what I want still and I know it will hurt (bring it) but it’s just getting so annoying and I needed to vent.”
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Luckily, fellow Reddit users had plenty of advice and offered their own frustrating stories.
traininthedistance wrote: “You can also go with my favourite passive aggressive route, ‘That’s a very outdated opinion. My doctor/midwife and I have reached a different decision based on modern medical research’.”