This is the complaint I sent through the www.wvhcs.org website regarding an incident reported on the news about a pregnant woman who was in the middle of labor and was turned away from her doctor (a female) at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, because she has always had a natural birth delivery and wanted it again instead of a cesarean:
"HOW DARE YOU! I saw the news on how you turned away a PREGNANT woman because she DID NOT want to have a cesarean. Let me tell you something. In India, where my friend's family was from, her parents came from a village life and had around 13 brothers and sisters each and lived in not the best conditions a westerner would consider, but THEIR PARENTS, GREAT GRANDPARENTS AND ANCESTORS NEVER HAD A CESAREAN!!! And they never had complications! In fact they had their babies at home, with just a midwife! Now all those brothers and sisters are living life to the fullest with successful jobs and long, happy lives.
The hospital is not responsible for the death of a baby, if a grown adult woman makes the decision not to have a cesarean. How is it that a doctor is never responsible when he/she makes a medical decision that ends up in the death of a patient or some other disability?!
And you people complain about paying for high malpractice insurance? AAAwww, toooo baaadd!!! Nobody feels sorry for you rich doctors.
I thought medicine was created to help people in need, but I guess not. It's for people who want to make money. Medicine is a business, isn't it? Well, watch your business lose customers. The medical industry is getting out of hand.
You're not the government. You don't make laws for our health. How we take care of our health is practically the only right we have left.
Who the hell do you doctors think you are?? ARE YOU GOD???
There are MANY REASONS why women do not want to have a cesarean! It may not at all be for "beauty" reasons. It could be because THEY BELIEVE that it is much more healthier. They may feel that a cesarean is bad for a baby. There was even a report on Oprah on how people born as cesareans had far more psychological, emotional problems in life, especially with parents. Some people even believe that they cause developmental problems.
WHATEVER the reason, we should have our rights. YOU DOCTORS DO NOT CONTROL OUR BODIES!!! YOU CANNOT INFLICT YOUR BELIEFS ON US! BECAUSE YOU LEARNED IN MEDICINE WHAT IS RIGHT OR WRONG MEDICALLY, YOU CANNOT IMPOSE THAT ON ANYONE!!
People are talking about unborn babies' rights. So, let me get this straight... an adult woman who has lived a longer life with memories and responsibilites, has less rights than someone who hasn't lived life?
You're saying to disregard someone with memories, feelings, a past, a family, responsibities, etc.? I don't understand this concept.
CALL IT SELFISH HOW d**n WELL YOU PLEASE! But people have their reasons for not doing things the way the medical industry wants them to.
And as far as the reliability of medical doctors... how many times have you made mistakes in our world? BILLIONS! Hospitals are public companies, not private companies. YOU DISGUST ME!"