How important is your DH/SO's opinion on your birthing choices?

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Registered: 05-15-2009
How important is your DH/SO's opinion on your birthing choices?
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Fri, 08-24-2012 - 5:51pm

I have a friend who really wants a home birth, but her SO is adamant that she give birth in the hospital.  Her midwife even tried to help her plead her case, but it didn't help.  

Would it affect your birthing decision if you really wanted a home birth but your DH/SO insisted on a hospital birth?

Community Leader
Registered: 04-18-2003

He's her significant other, not her husband. Second, unless he's going to be the primary caregiver, he has no right to say how the baby will be born. Last, it's not a good indicaton of the future if he is going to be so controlling that even when a trained professional intervenes on his partner's behalf, he still insists it's his way.

Gail