Lesson #5 - You know what THEY say?
Imagine that you have arranged a personal meeting with your legislator to request access to licensed home birth midwives. You identified the ways in which licensing and regulation of midwives would benefit you and the community. You then neatly avoided the "selfish mother" trap by answering the question of why you would choose home birth with reasons that center on safety and the well-being of baby. But then your legislator mentions the numerous e-mails from the many reputable physicians in his/her district that desire to defeat any bill involving home birth and midwifery because it is so dangerous. NOW WHAT?