3 years after the fact, I just rehashed the whole "why I didn't call you to be present for my birth" argument with my mother. It comes up every few months or so.
She wasn't supportive of all of a med-free birth and was quite opinionated about it during my entire pregnancy. To this day, she still maintains "well, I had experienced child birth and you hadn't and thought I should give you my advice. It's not like you listened to me anyway."
FFS, seriously? She still doesn't see how "going to the hospital as soon as contractions started" would have been "such a big deal." She adds, "and I would have gone to meet you at the hospital."
My head is about to explode right now. Thanks for letting me vent. FWIW, I had a fantastic 18-hour med-free labor and gave birth to DD 32 minutes after arriving at the hospital, fully dilated.