I was just wondering what your "policy"-slash-experience is with discussing your potentially controversial pregnancy/birth/parenting decisions with people in your life. I'm planning on a natural birth, cloth diapering, etc and my well-meaning husband has shared some of this information with his mother, which has led to some awkward dinner conversations that I'd rather not have. The other night she told me, "I know someone who had a baby at home and something happened and now he's retarded!" I realize there is a potential for complications with any decision made about birth (and anything else, for that matter), but that isn't really something I want/need to hear from someone who is incredibly ignorant on the subject. How do I deal with this? I'm really tempted to just tell her it's none of her business and stop the conversation dead in its tracks, but that will just make it even more awkward.