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Moments of truth are personal. They happen in different ways for everyone, and for different reasons. Have you ever wondered about the way other people approach their health and their care? Below, check out stories from real people like you about their experiences with the US health care system and with midwifery care. You can also share your own here.

"Oh, You Want to Talk? I'll Get a Midwife."

When my fluid was leaking with my first daughter (38 weeks) and the doctor wanted to immediately induce me even though I was fine, the baby was fine, the monitors were fine, we said, "Well, can we talk about it?" The doctor replied, "Oh, you want to talk? Sure. I'll get you a midwife." At that point, I never looked back. If a doctor can't be bothered to move their diplomas out of the way to SPEAK TO ME before giving me a ton of drugs, no thanks. I'll take the midwife every time. (But I still get the epidural!)

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