I mostly lurk on here, but I am 29 weeks and hoping for a natural birth. When I asked my OB yesterday about inductions she said they will induce if I go past 41 weeks. When I asked if I could push that out if I wanted, she said it depends on if everything is okay with the baby. I took that to mean that I could probably delay it with an ultrasound or NST. She seemed lukewarm on my hopes to go natural, but indicated that the hospital is very good with natural births. I asked if I could go without an IV and she said yes, unless I have group B strep. She went on to assure me that I can change my mind and have anesthesia anytime until it gets to be "too late" which she defined as time to push.
Anyway, the OB group I go to has a midwife on staff, and my hubby thinks we should look into transferring care to the midwife due to the lukewarm reception to my birth plan from the OB. I'm not too keen on transferring care this late in the pregnancy, and I've actually been seeing this doctor for about six years so I'm nervous about switching. I am not planning to have a doula, and I have heard good things about the hospital in general. My questions are:
1. What do you think of her response?
2. Would you consider trying to switch?