Blogger and dad-to-be Eric Snowdeal's wife recently went for her second visit to her Ob/Gyn. When she informed her doctor that they were planning on having a home birth with a midwife, the doctor got angry and dumped her. Snowdeal and others who've chosen home birth discuss the hospital's--and doctor's--push for a far more expensive (and profitable) hospital birth, even when midwives and home birth have been shown to be as safe as a hospital birth for a healthy, low-risk pregnancy.
Check out Eric's post and follow-on comments while I poke around for research, expert opinion, and economic comparisons. [via kottke.org]