I really don't understand this concept now. After watching 1 million Baby Story shows and hearing all the stories, what is the purpose of waiting for the doctor to "catch the baby" when the nurses are doing most of the work? I've even seen situations where nurses have had to tell patients to stop pushing to just simply wait for the doctor to come catch the baby.
Is there some type of safety issue with this? Why aren't doctors typically there for the whole process?
It just seems like a cheap end of the stick kind of deal in my opinion. My mom used to be in ob/gyn as a nurse and I know the nurses have to be extremely knowledgeable for these situations. They should get listed for delivering your baby!