First off, I'll just say that I'm a FTM planning a natural water birth in a hospital.
Lately I've been getting a LOT of negativity from other people that have had kids. They're basically saying I can't do this, and I don't know what I'm getting myself into, etc. The reaction is always "oh, you'll never be able to", and some people actually laugh at me for my plan to go drug free.
I realize that I'm a FTM and no, I DON'T know exactly how it is, but this is something that is extremely important to me. I whole heartedly believe that our bodies are made to do this, and to embrace L&D the way God intended. Also, my Mother gave birth 11 times naturally and she survived! If she can do it, so can I. =)
Have you come across this, too? If so, how do you handle it? What are your responses to the skeptics? I'm just getting a little frustrated at all the negativity.