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Old 08-14-2007, 03:48 PM   #3
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Re: Why is this so difficult?

tell them in email. explain you are telling them in email so that you can Gestate In Peace. Tell them how much you love them and value their support. Explain that you realize they will worry, but tell them they raised you well. Tell them you aren't a reckless teenager, you are a thinking, caring person who adores her family and only wants what is best for herself and her unborn baby and that you have not made this choice lightly and are firmly committed to it. Tell them you look forward to them being part of your support network. Outline their role (I'm hoping that when we call you to announce the arrival you will spread the word to these 4 people.... We're counting on you to bring us dinner the first day since we won't have a nurse to do that... whatever, something that they get to do). Include a couple links on the safety of homebirth. End it with your new siggy: "If you can't say something nice don't say anything at all" ~my wise momma

good luck!
Kim, mom of 5
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