I was all set to have a natural birth. As is came closer to the due date (2 weeks out) preclampsia came about. The midwives were mentioning inducing, I held it off until I was spilling a large amount of protein. A couple of months out I would ask which way my baby was facing (my family has a history of 9 lb+ babies so I knew to have a natural birth it might be important to make sure he was faced correctly) When they began to discuss inducing, I was insistant that I find out which way he was facing. To which both midwives repeatedly said I should not worry about it because they have previously delivered babies posterior facing. On several occasions I asked, and they had the same reply. I responded to the pitocin 'well' fully dialating within 4 hours. At the end I was in a c-section, the baby had to be vacumed out of the c-section with him having a big bruise resulting in bad jaundice. He stopped breathing the first night having apnea. They told me it was from the strenuous birth. So he was in the NICU at 8lbs 11oz getting an IV in his ankle, to which the nurse told me "I put the IV in wrong, the fluid leakeI into his tissue." Resulting in a scar covering half his ankle now. (He is 9 months now) It seems to me that if the midwives would have just checked which way he was facing, my body was prepared to get him out. Is it a standard thing that the midwives should have checked which way my baby was facing before starting me on pitocin? Thank you so much for taking some time to look at this.