I saw it at a screening last fall. I thought it was fabulous, and I will buy a copy when it comes out on DVD.
I was expecting a harsh treatment of OB's, but I felt it really presented them as being products of their education - which I agree with. If you don't see anything other than highly managed birth as a resident, and you are trained with the viewpoint of a surgeon, why would you practice differently after residency?
Hospitals I thought took the brunt of the criticism, and I agree with that too. It is hard as a practitioner to buck hospital protocols.
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L&D is a profitable business for hospitals (so I've heard) and the faster the mom and baby are 'in and out' the better.
What I don't get, though, is that (in my experience) inductions take up much more time and resources than spontanous labor. The docs at my hospital are lobbying for more weekend induction slots, because there aren't enough rooms available for all the inductions they want to do during the week. Maybe that's because the room turnover is just not there when you have 2-3 day long inductions of unfavorable primips, ya think? (I'll get off my soapbox now)