Birthing philosophy IRL, do you share?
OK I got another one :-) When it comes to your personal birthing philosophy, how much do you share in real life situations? Let's say you go to a baby shower or a meeting with other mothers (with people you may not know very well) and, as it often does, the subject of childbirth comes up. Someone throws out a gem like "Well, I had to be induced because my baby was getting too big, and thank goodness my OB did that, the baby was already 7 pounds!" or "I had an epidural, you know that medicine doesn't reach the baby at all" or whatever. Do you jump in? Do you sit back and let the mis-information fly and then come here and vent? :-)
What about if it's a friend of yours, someone you know fairly well? Obviously if she asked you for advice you'd gladly share. But what if she is just talking about her latest OB visit and you hear something wrong that her OB told her, but she's not really asking for your advice? Do you jump in then, or do you sit back, or something else?
Would love to hear about how you approach these real life situations.