Does anyone recall a situation . . .
. . . where a woman who had a home birth had the authorities called on her for endangering her child, or something like that? Seems like I remember reading or hearing something like that, maybe even here, a few years back.
Not that I'm especially worried, but I was trying to explain to my husband this morning, realizing that I have a UTI (I'm very prone to them), why I want to avoid seeing a doctor - for anything - during this pregnancy if at all possible. I have visions of going to my PCP for some little thing - a UTI, the flu, whatever - and having him refuse to treat me because I'm pregnant, telling me I have to see an OB, and then having an OB take one look at me and see me as totally high risk based on my age, history of hypertension, etc.
Anyway, not that I think I need to see a doctor, but I can totally see where opening that can of worms could present some problems for me, and it's made me think of having heard of someone who had the authorities called on her for having a home birth.