First off, I want to say I am so excited and beyond happy for my cousin who delivered her first baby this morning (a girl)! She had a super long and difficult labor. She was in the hospital all day yesterday at 3-4 cm and not budging. I remember how stressful and exhausting labor was. She ended up calling me and we talked a few times, because they brought up that she might need a c-section. BUT her midwife and whoever else was with her let her labor, and she ended up with a successful vaginal delivery (yay)!
Now here is my vent: All of our friends and family were following her labor yesterday, and this morning MIL calls and says, "Did she go naturally?" Now I know she means, "Did she end up with a c-section or deliver vaginally?" but I HATE this question!
A) Is it really any of your business and why is it a concern for my MIL?
It makes me feel like E's birth was some sort of unnatural occurrence.
C) What is a natural birth? They used pit for labor augmentation and she had an epidural...does that qualify ?
I know that I am being super sensitive about this, but I'm just having one of those days...thanks for listening.