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Thank you for addressing a very real and personal issue for many women in the US. I am somebody who has had a stillborn child at 7 months of pregnancy. I had a wonderful midwife the entire time who gave me and my child great care. Unfortunately, my child lost his heartbeat and I was devistated. Meanwhile, I was still carrying him inside of me. My midwife spoke with me about ALL of my options including inducing labor, which I opted for. This very loving Midwife came with me to the hospital, stayed the entire time I was there, held my hand and explained every step of the process (which the Doctor and Nurses at Emaunual seemed to be too busy and stressed to have much time for).In short, I feel that there is a definate difference in level of compassion and nurturing between Doctors and Midwives. Also, I beleive that many Doctors have a great fear of being sued and therefore will not take chances with VBAC's and breech births because of this fear.
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