12/07/2012 02:00 pm ET Updated Dec 07, 2012

Say What?! Nurses Weigh In On ‘Ridiculous' Birth Plans

It’s no secret how I feel about homebirth (loved my experience with it and fully support a woman’s right to it in a healthy pregnancy) and why I chose it for my second birth and this upcoming one (a pretty traumatic hospital birth -- due mostly to feeling like even my simplest wishes were disregarded and ending up with numerous interventions as a result). I know that a lot of women feel that they have very positive birth experiences in hospitals, and I’m happy for them -- but it’s not something I ever want to subject myself to again unless there is a medically necessary reason, and a large part of my negative hospital birth experience was because of a particularly callous nursing staff.

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