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“I was hoping that you’d have a medical complication so that a home birth would be out of the question for you.” – Midwife at the 36 week prenatal appointment, while informing the mother that the planned home birth was off the table because of the mother’s preconception BMI. The entire pregnancy and all prenatal tests, exams and ultrasounds were within normal limits.
“I know you’d like to do a home birth, but first babies take a long time to come out, and you’ll probably get exhausted and come in anyway. It’s better to just come to the hospital and make all your natural childbirth wants known.” – Certified Nurse Midwife to mother planning a home birth.