When will women start caring about the care they receive for labor and delivery? Why do we allow ourselves to become victims of the system? Why are surgeons (AKA obstetricians) taking care of the births of low-risk women? Why is America's infant mortality rate higher than almost every other nation in the world when the rest of the world is using midwifery care and we're not?
Serious questions we need to ask ourselves. I hope change is coming. But change won't come unless we speak up and start doing what we need to do as women, such as hiring midwives or refusing unnecessary interventions.
OBs are a necessary part of the labor and delivery process ONLY if there is need for them in a high risk situation. Thank God for them in necessary situations. But why must other women subject themselves to the SAME care if they do not NEED it? That is perhaps the largest question of all.
This video, along with The Business of Being Born (view it for FREE online by clicking HERE), is a really big eye-opener. You may agree or you may not. But I can't help but feel passionate about this when babies are dying more quickly in America where we seem to be doing everything wrong when it comes to the birth of our children.