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Whatever happened to a women's choice? Yes, the health of the baby is important but so is the birth experience for the mother. I had a baby 3 month ago and, we ultimately decided to have our child at Providence St. Vincent because it made my husband most comfortable. But we used a midwife and it was the most amazing experience. My husband was adamant that we go to a hospital "in case something went wrong" but I think he'd be okay with a homebirth now after the experience we had with the midwife in the hospital.
In my mind, a midwife focuses on letting the mother have a good birth experience and delivering a healthy baby. An OB is only focused on the later (s/he is only there for the final few minutes of labor and tends to be very quick to jump to a C-section)
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