When I first got pregnant I selected an OBGYN based on my primary care physician's (and also a family friends) recommendation. My original goals were to have a safe birth that was as pain free as possible and a healthy child. After researching and changing my views to a more natural birth stance, I find myself wondering, is it too late to find the resources to have a natural birth? I am currently 24 weeks pregnant.
I would like to have as natural a birth as possible - with the goal to avoid an epidural and C-section (AND have a healthy child and safe delivery. So often it seems when you go into a hospital that you don't have much choice about the medical intervention your doctor deems necessary. I'm not sure how supportive the OBGYN I choose will be - but I haven't been able to find a natural birth center in my area and I'm sure a provider who would help me with a home birth is out of the question here. I have half heartedly looked for a new OBGYN and they all seem to have the same non natural birth friendly outlook.
I'm taking lamaze classes, looking into hiring a doula, and trying to be informed. My real question is, how can you have a natural birth without having a supportive OBGYN as there don't seem to be any in my area.