Monday, November 9, 2009

OB/GYN office says 'your desires don't matter here!'

Last week the blogosphere was going crazy about this sign:
Because the Physicians at Aspen Women’s Center care about the quality of their patient’s deliveries and are very concerned about the welfare and health of your unborn child, we will not participate in a “Birth Contract”, a Doulah Assisted, or a Bradley Method delivery. For those patients who are interested in such methods, please notify the nurse so we many arrange transfer of your care.

To read more on the discussion:

Says Stand and Deliver: "Still, even if there's a back story and the docs aren't really that bad, they certainly could have come up with a better sign! Like actually spell "doula" right for starters..."


  1. This sucks! Why would they actively discourage these? Just for the convenience of the doctor? Even the birth plan?! How could that possibly not be in the best interest of the mother and child?


  2. ugh I know! Definitely not in the best interest of the mother and child. And even if I walked in completely naive (first time pregnancy, not knowing what doula meant, etc) and read this sign not allowing Birth contracts I would worry a bit about my rights and comfort at this particular doctors office.


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