I'd go with the midwife. They are usually really skilled and knowledgeable in childbirth. You'll also be in a hospital so if anything does go wrong and a doctor is needed I'm sure one will be on hand for you. But if the idea makes you really uncomfortable it's probably best to go with the doctor so that you're not stressing unnecessarily.
I had a MW for both of my births... my first birth ended up in me going to theatre and there was an OB on call for that who was awesome.
My second birth was wholly MW led it was just great, no need to see a doctor. She was unbelievably brilliant.. she knew how to get me to move in order to get my baby to move as she was presenting in the same way as my son..fabulous delivery.
I have no doubt that if I had an OB I would have been in theatre again...they do not have the knowledge or intuition in terms of movement of a mother.
I would totally recommend a MW but the recognition of MWs in N America is still pretty low although its getting much better. In 2009 when I told friends etc I was having a MW they were appalled... in 2011 it seemed to be more acceptable.
Doctor hands down. I felt more comfortable with a doctor I had complications with my second daughter and I felt a 100x better knowing I had a doctor there to help her. No offence to midwives I just feel a doctor was a better fit. And where I live they won't let you have your baby at the hospital if you have a midwife you have to have it at the centre and if there are complications the rush baby to the hospital.
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