Wow, I’m even a home-birther and I’m appalled by this. I did have a lady contact me about staying with us for a month around her due date as she was high risk or something and lived an hour away from her doctor and so for the few weeks before her due date her kids and she was going to stay in our apartment and her husband was going to join them once they were in active labor and then they’d have the baby and come back for a few days and then all head home together.
I was fully on board with it all because it’s a SEPARATE residence from mine, but with the steep stairs to access the apartment and too many kids to be comfortable in our space they ended up finding another place. And it was disclosed. And they contacted me because of mutual friends and we all had common background, acquaintances, etc.
I didn’t read all the comments, but wow. That seemed like a shared house for 1. And not telling them in advance or asking them? I had a friend who decided to book a hotel room next to the hospital once labor started so she could be close and yet away from the kids and not in the hospital until actually needed… But that was a hotel. And she wasn’t planning to give birth there. So even though I understand the thought process of this mother, etc, the absolute brazenness and narcissism of this woman!