So, I had my 20 week appointment yesterday. For the second time, he's mentioned that a c-section is a probability (not possibility, probability). I laughed, and explained to him that he didn't know how incredibly hard headed I am. He mentioned that if one was breech, he'd *have* to do a section. I told him that he could do a version after the first was born, to which he replied, "I'm getting too old for that." WTF? I tried to keep the mood light, but was very insistent that, barring a MAJOR problem (I'll not have that whole "you're killing your babies" crap when there is really nothing wrong, just for the convenience of the doctor) during birth, I'm not having ANY intervention. Because a friend was in the hospital, I had the opportunity to ask an L&D nurse about him... she had nothing but good things to say, and you could tell she admired him a lot, but she did admit that he prefers twins to be sectioned.
All of this could be premature, as I have a history of PIH in my first pregnancy. However, that first baby was born at home, and I'm really only going to the hospital because it's twins, and there are no birthing centers around here, and no local midwives that I think are experienced enough for the possible complications of twins.
So what do I do? Do I start interviewing other docs? Do I call the nearest birthing center which is over an hour away (the hospital currently is half a mile from our house). I was in labor only 10 hours with my first, and that's from the first moment that I noticed that it was contractions and back labor, not from when they got regular, painful, etc.
I really *do* like my doc. He's also my friend's OB, and has been wonderful with her, and other people I've heard from (I'm new to this area). He's normally really nice, and when I first found out about the twins (at 8 weeks) he was very straightforward about the condition (drastically different fluid levels initially, has stabilized now), and didn't give b.s. about scary what-ifs or fantasy "it'll be okay" numbers, and I appreciated that. But this insistence, and history, of sectioning twins just really bugs me.
Any suggestions, happy stories, etc, especially if they concern breech birth, versions, and all-natural/crunchy births (sucessful and unsuccessfully attempted) would be greatly appreciated.
(this is crossposted to an LJ forum, so apologies if some of you have seen it there too).