I love birth. I love supporting all types of birth. I have seen natural home water births, epidural births that were so much fun and very empowering for the mom, beautiful planned cesareans and everything in between. My goal is NOT helping everyone have a certain type of birth. My goal is always helping families to be empowered and educated so they can have a birth that will be positive for them.
I have noticed however that many families will say they want a low intervention birth, but then they choose to hire a provider who doesn't routinely do that type of birth. Thank goodness for OBs and their surgical skills when birth goes awry. But, as trained surgeons, OB's skills are not being best utilized by patients having normal births. Just the other day my doula partner and I interviewed with a couple who are interviewing providers for their late summer arrival. They met with an OB and after telling her the type of birth they want, she told them to go see a midwife. How amazing and what a gift that this OB has given this family!