I had my first w/ a midwife, and that is CLEARLY better than w/ a OBGYN which I had w/ my last - this only counts if you have a good midwife, though. Mine was when I lived in Miami, and on South Beach. Her name is Shari Daniels and she runs Miami Maternity Center - AWESOME PLACE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ( I was scheduled for a water birth, but my son got stuck in the birth canal, and I had to be transfered to the nearest hospital where I had him w/ pitocin and an epidural, but the whole thing was just sooo calm because of the midwifes approach to the matter, and all the awesome advise they are smack full of :-)
We then moved up here to NC and the midwife I could find here, was more like a dr.'s office, so I opted to swich to a reg. OBGYN that was closer to my home. In the hospital I was left totally alone 90 % of the time, she only came in when it was time to push....and I had to wait 15 minutes for her before I was allowed to push..
at 8:33 PM on Nov. 14, 2010