Quoting mommy2vanessa:" My family is already critical of my decision on choosing a midwife, of I told them I plan on consuming my placenta they might die lol. I don't care it's my choice."
I will tell everyone just for the shock factor
The day after I told my mom I was pregnant and planning on a home birth, she called me with all the 'what-ifs'. I just sternly told her that the midwives are not hesitant to tell you that you need to get your ass to the hospital in an emergency, and will accompany you there. If something is making it not safe to have a home birth, they will tell you. Sometimes even weeks before! (strep b, breech baby, etc).
She knows I'm too stubborn to argue with anyway lol so she gave up at that.