My sister broke up with her OB this week. She still hasn’t decided where she will birth but she knows it won’t be at the giant, high c-section rate baby factory–the only place her OB delivers.
Her regular doctor wasn’t in so she saw another woman in the practice. The break up went something like this:
Noelle: I don’t want to deliver at __________.
Doc: Oh, well, um that’s where we deliver. Where were you thinking of going?
Noelle: I’m considering a homebirth.
Doc (with a look of pity): I don’t think you’ll find any midwives around here.
Noelle: I know several midwives around here.
Doc: Not licensed ones.
Noelle: Yes, licensed ones.
Doc: Well. I think you should talk with Dr. _____ [your regular OB]. I’m sure she would be willing to let you try for a natural birth.
Dear reader, please let that settle, won’t you? I’m sure she would be willing to let you try for a natural birth.