Posted by: thatjen | August 24, 2005

Vast Right Wing Conspiracy

(apologies to my politically conservative readers)

GRRRR! A person might be forced to think that there was a big, well-financed, politically-connected industry out to prevent women from finding midwifery care for their pregnancies. I’ll post details later but I have spent the last half hour on hold and in insurance/medical bureacracy hell. And NOTHING to show for it.


  1. No, I’m pretty sure it’s a left-wing conspiracy. See, if the left-wingers had their way, we’d all be on the same universal insurance!!!!!!

    I’m sorry, I couldn’t resist!

  2. How ’bout a vast obstetric medicalization of pregnancy conspiracy? 😛 Seriously – hope you find a good MW soon. It’s tricky. I’m just now after a year in my area finding out who the good MWs are. (And of course they don’t take my insurance, which is crap, but that’s for my blog, not yours.)

  3. Oh, no, Joyce, if it were a left-wing conspiracy we would indeed all have insurance, whether or not we had middle class jobs, whether or not we were sick or well, and whether or not we were gay or straight AND no one would have trouble finding a midwife. Plastic surgeons might be a bit harder but midwives… we’d have no trouble. And I’d be a lot happier!

    🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

    It’s definitely a right-wing conspiracy because it’s the big for-profit insurers in cahoots with the malpractice lawyers keeping women away from midwives and their own power and reproductive choices!

    (Tongue in cheek but with a grain of truth…)

  4. Yeah, with midwifery such a “no-no” in this country and considered unsafe by most of the medical community (which by the way is mostly comprised of male doctors, go figure) most ins. companies don’t cover midwifery care. However I hope yours does. I was in midwifery school for a while and all you have to do is look at the statistics and realize it is just as safe if not more safe than a birth filled with medical interventions they call necessity. The U.S. is getting better about it by bringing them into hospitals however we are far from the freedom of birth choices that our sisters in Europe have.

    Sorry I couldn’t resist either.

  5. Sorry you’re having a hard time, but keep on truckin’. My friend just had a homebirth with a wonderful team of midwives, and she and her husband are both artists with very little money. She had a great experience.

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