Thoughts about ACOG

30 July 2009 at 7:27 pm Leave a comment

When I read about some of what ACOG is saying to fight passage of the midwifery bill, I get very angry, of course. But I also think about the wonderful obstetrician who backed up my daughter’s homebirth midwife and ended up helping her baby to emerge, I know they are not all negative about this stuff. He was so respectful of my daughter’s plan to have a homebirth and caring about her disappointment at ending up at the hospital for a prolonged labor due to her baby being asynclitic. When her midwife feared a C-section was imminent, he turned to me, asked me how many vaginal deliveries I had had and if I had any problems with them, then checked my daughter’s birth canal and bone structure. He also took a good look at her and said, “This girl is strong. She can do it. Turn off the drips and let her do it.” When she was fully dilated I watched in amazement as he reached in and with a sort of magical grace, turned my granddaughter’s head and lined her up, after which my daughter easily pushed her out. Even after the birth, he approached my daughter with utmost respect and support. Wouldn’t it be nice if they were all like that?

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