Just another obstetrician mama who happened upon this thread.
Obdoc, I get it. I agree that there is a need for physicians who would like to be able to offer natural-minded, woman-centered choices to her patients to have a space and support for ways in which to bring that into a medical setting, helping to reconcile some of the conflict between our personal values and how we treat our patients.
I work in an academic setting and I think my residents thought I was crazy when I stayed in the room to labor one of my private patients, who had a prior c/s elsewhere for arrest of descent in the second stage, chose to labor without an epidural and proceeded to push for 3.5 hours to deliver a healthy, baby girl.
Happy to support you in any way I can.