They SHOULD sue. I'm so tired of doctors and hospitals trying to take away women's rights. If women have the right to abort a baby, they should have the right to give birth in a SAFE environment- far from the hospital rules and procedures that have made the United States 41 out of 41 countries in terms of safety for the mother and baby during childbirth. That means 40 other countries are better able to keep us both alive during a very dangerous time. I think if we had more midwives and freestanding birth centers in this country we could take those dismal numbers up, and probably join the top 10 nations. OBGYNs are clearly not able to provide quality gentle births.
My first was a home birth, my second was with the same midwife at their newly built birth center, and my third, due in November, will be with the same midwife at the same place! I am so happy to be able to have peaceful, wonderful births....at our hospital I would have been subject to the no food/no water rules, the mandatory hep-lock, the no water births, use of showers, or births on a stool, the bright lights, the obtrusive nurses and beeping machines, and in general, a lack of calm, professional care. I believe these midwives in Oregon are FAR more qualified and knowledgeable than the doctors, and OBGYNs are afraid of them for that- harassment is the correct word, as they are trying to take away our rights to have a beautiful birth.
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