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Old 11-01-2012, 06:17 PM   #4
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Should you feel guilty? No. There is no reason to feel guilty for desiring a different birth experience. It's possible that the others may feel hurt or left out, but it's possible to address all of those issues calmly and in love. You can spend some time thinking about exactly what you're picturing and ask your family members what they had assumed their role would be and then work toward finding a role for them that meets your needs and still honors their place of support and respect in your life. It's absolutely legitimate to expect that you and hubby would be able to have private time to birth and welcome baby, and then invite others in to welcome baby as you feel comfortable. How do you foresee them handling this discussion if you were to broach the subject?
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