They make you sign something for genetic testing? Or is that only if you do the genetic testing? My OB has never had me sign anything for refusing genetic testing. I just said I didn't want it, and he said that's fine and moved on.
Glad you guys are all getting your DH's to meet with the midwives! That's how I turned my DH around from "absolutely not" to "Ok, it's a safe option - you can do what you want."
DH is a huge homebirth advocate now!!! Most people know nothing about midwives and the training that they have. They don't realize that midwives are trained to handle a lot of complications. They don't realize that they do carry O2, pitocin, and other things in their bags. They are trained in newborn resuscitation and frequently get updated in their training. Etc, etc, etc. Most people think of a midwife as someone who just catches the baby without any knowledge. It's so sad the misconceptions that abound about midwives!
And cleanup... that's for the midwives to do. The DH cuddles with his new family. The midwives start a load of laundry and take out the trash (they just threw away the table cloths we put down to catch most stuff).