Let me say before I begin that I am not anti-doctor. My father is a doctor and I love him dearly. But I have to admit, most OB/GYN’s rub me the wrong way (no pun intended). They elevate themselves to the status of Gods and view women as mere mortals who do nothing more than deposit babies into their waiting hands.
True, there are times when their services are genuinely needed, and I certainly give them credit for helping to save lives. But more often than not, the lives they are saving were endangered by them in the first place.
A case in point: OB/GYN’s claim they are now saving more premature babies than ever before. What they fail to mention is that according to Midwifery Today, one of the biggest causes of premature birth today is induction of labor. Doctors are “heroically” saving babies who should still be safely housed within their mother’s wombs!
No, I don’t buy into the “doctors are Gods” mentality. But apparently many people do. The majority of babies in the US today are “delivered” by doctors. Below are some quotes from the men and women in white. (Just to be fair, good OB/GYN’s do exist. Check out anything written by Michel Odent or Grantly Dick-Read.)