I just gotta get this off of my chest: I can’t stand the preception that every OB//GYN is out to make your birthing expierence so miserable. I’m not saying that every doctor out there is compassionate and understanding to the patient’s wants and needs, because yes, there are SOME who are just in it for the money. I got really lucky with my OB/GYN. She is so understanding and willing to work with me. Everyone who I’ve talked to who has had her says she is the BEST. Even she has said that the main goal is for me to deliver vaginally. She is really caring and never makes you feel uncomfortable. My doctors office doesn’t hand out formula and expect me to only feed my baby formula…she seems like she is all about doing everything natural first and only interveening when necessary, and that is what I like about her…that is what I want!
If you don’t agree with your doctor, find another one, it’s not that hard. If you find out that what they believe in doesn’t agree with what you believe in or want, then find someone else who does. There’s no legal contract that says you HAVE to do it this way or else. The nice thing about being pregnant now days is that there are SO many options. But if I want to have an epidural and give birth in a hospital, well than that’s the option I chose to take. If I want to have my baby with no medicines at home, than that is what I chose. I get so annoyed reading so many blogs about oh there’s only ONE right way to do something, every other way is wrong, dumb, uneducated, etc. I fully believe in doing your research and finding out what works best for you. How you choose to birth your baby should be influenced by you and no one else making you feel like you’re a bad person becasue you didn’t do it their way.
I personally like to take aspects of both and cater it to what I want and how I would like my birthing expierence to go. If the situation arises where I need to have a c-section becasue my baby’s life is in danger, then by all means, save my baby’s life! I think in the end, that that is what matters the most…the health of the baby. I feel like so many people are too concerned with how it happens when in the long run, a happy, healthy baby and mommy are what matters the most. I can’t wait to meet my baby boy, we’re getting so close! :)