|"Obviously women are adults and can make their own decisions, but do they really understand what the risks are?" asked Kilpatrick, who chairs the OB-GYN department at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
HA! Let's induce them routinely, toss Pitocin at 80+% of women, give them epidurals and narcotics and just say "You might have a headache" when they ask about the risks. Ooooooooh, but if someone wants to do something without our help shouldn't we fully inform them of the risks, because otherwise we might start losing money.
The funny thing is, I'm willing to bet the average UCer knows as much about normal birth, if not a great deal more, than the average OB or L&D nurse.
This one's good too:
|To Rothman, the nurse-midwife, Shanley's beliefs underscore a more fundamental problem with maternity care. "To me the really interesting question is, Why would someone go outside the system?" Rothman said. "What is so broken that they don't want to use it?"
Interesting, coming from a homebirther. She's one of the what, 1% of women who went outside the system to give birth at home instead of in the hospital. So it only makes sense to go outside the system if it's in a way SHE would do it, I guess.
Did anyone else almost fall off your chair at an OB accusing a woman of "hubris" for NOT NEEDING HIM? OMG, I just had to laugh at that.