Posted by: Esther | August 21, 2008

Frustrated with Doctors and Politics

A little frustrated today. The midwife that delivered Ruthie is 2 1/2 hours away in Everett, so I went to see a midwife that is only about an hour and ten minutes away who delivered the babies of two of my friends. Well after driving all that way to see her I find out that she will not deliver my baby because of the cesarian I had with Isaiah. Her insurance will not cover her. Well I just broke down, because I absolutely refuse to have any more babies in a hospital unless I am dying. I feel sabotaged. The doctor that delivered Isaiah gave me no other choice but to have a c-section and the research that proves a baby can be turned in the womb and even delivered breech successfully is overwhelming. Well I wasn’t told that at all, nor given any options other than a c-section. And now that I have had a c-section a midwife has to breach her insurance policy in order to deliver my baby at home. And most wont. The midwife that I saw today is very “by the book” and I am not blaming her at all, I am just frustrated with doctors and politics. My sister, who is a pediatric nurse, told me that she has witnessed several times a doctor performing a c-section just because they have somewhere to go. They are ruining women’s lives really. AAAAH!
Anyway, good news is that the midwife who delivered Ruthie will deliver this baby. It will be quite a drive, but hopefully quicker than the labor. She also gave me another name of a midwife that she says will probably take my case. She is in Seattle, so it is a little closer (an hour and an half).
I talked to another midwife that goes to our church. She hasn’t delivered a baby in a year and a half, because she has no doctor to support her. The doctor that did support her had to drop the midwives performing home births, because his insurance costs were outrageous. She also said that if something were to go wrong and we ended up in the hospital, the hospital will call cps. Mark is outraged right now. Why is this a cps issue? Why is it that you can have an abortion but not deliver your baby at home with the support of professionals that have delivered thousands of babies successfully at home? What is wrong with this society? Everyone talks about cherishing human life, and humanity, but no one is really practicing it. Everyone talks about freedom, but do they realize that freedom is for the individual, not the collective. What right does anyone have to tell me how and where to deliver my baby? Our forefathers came here to escape this type of control. Our country was set up to protect individual rights. But somehow lawyers and special interest groups have taken over this country. People think that government is the answer to poverty. Haven’t we already proved that that capitalism is the answer to poverty. We are the richest nation in the world. All big government does is control……
Ok, Ok, I am off the tangent.

Anyway, God is in complete control.

Ecclesiastes 7:14 In the day of prosperity be happy, But in the day of adversity consider– God has made the one as well as the other So that man will not discover anything {that will be} after him.

Job 42:4 “I know that You can do all things, And that no purpose of Yours can be thwarted.


  1. “Well I just broke down, because I absolutely refuse to have any more babies in a hospital unless I am dying. I feel sabotaged.”

    Very powerful statement!

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