Thanks for doing this!
I've been in that resident's shoes and I know how hard it is to find a way to witness normal births! Im a family doc who attends in-hospital births, but during my training I had the chance to witness a few out of hospital births. Mostly I just sat in the corner and tried to take everything in, knowing that there might never be another chance for me to do this again! It has definately impacted the way I perceive birth (although I wasn't mainstream to start with, otherwise I wouldnt have seeked out HBs!). I had my first kid in a free standing birth center with a midwife and im planning a HB for my second one in 2 months.
From the medical point of view, I've been lucky enough to find other docs who have similar views and we are now working on changing practices in our hospital, including starting a low intervention unit in the hospital (not the same as HB, obviously, but 1- im not legally allowed to attend HBs, 2- not every one who wants low intervention is willing to do a HB, for a million different reason, and 3- we can reach more trainees this way and hopefully influence their vision of pregnancy/birth) Im not sure this would have happened if it weren't for those women who gave me permission to witness their HBs. I am extremely grateful to them!! It might not have seemed like much at the time, but I think it has had an impact on many many women so far.
Thanks again for doing this! And congrats on your HB and baby