A lot of the women in my due date group, and around the internet have a lot of pregnancy complications in my age group. I am 26, and 36w with my second child. I never had a complication with my first, and my second pregnancy is even easier than my first pregnancy. It seems like a lot of the girls in my DDG have had preterm labor and it was stopped, more aches and pains than I have ever had and their OBs push for unnecessary testing and too many ultrasounds thus making them more stressed. And, the two people who do have midwives (one goes to a birth center and she's already had three ultrasounds), seem to be more complication free and less stressed about pregnancy and birth. I've gained very minimal weight for my height and beginning weight also. Hell, I haven't even got swelling in my hands and feet until this past week. For the record, I have a trained, licensed and skilled professional homebirth midwife who has been in practice for 16 years. She is listened with NARM and is in excellent standing on the state rosters. She carries equipment to sustain me and baby until we get to the hospital in case of an emergency and carries resuscitation equipment also.
So, with saying this. Do you think women are having harder pregnancies and labor due to practices of their OBs and med-wives or do you think it has something to do with their food type consumption/activity levels?
Am I the only one who notices a lot of women are having more and more complications with pregnancy and birth?