If I were you, I'd make sure to chat with women who have birthed more recently. It seems to me that most of the issues have been within the last 20-ish months.
Feel free to PM people here, too, to ask more about their experiences.
About the family practice doc vs. OB-
True- it was a family practice doc that was supposed to take over for Mary half-way through my labor. But she may as well have been a card-carrying member of ACOG for the way she looked at me when I...