this is how doctors and midwives would work together. With respect for each other, the mother, the birth process, and a recognition of the need for hospital emergency facilities and careful and gentle birth coaching.
If it can happen in this little rural community, perhaps there is just a smidgen of hope that eventually people will realize that it works and put aside their differences?
I'm all for home birth, and I'll fight for my right to make my own decision no matter what an OB says. But if I could choose the very best way to birth my children, I'd want it to be just like in this story.
Thanks to Jessica for sending me the link!