Hi, Im sixteen yrs. old live in MA and having my first child. Iv been with my partner for two years and he already has a child from a previous relationship. I am currently not attending high school, but enrolled in college to get my nursing degree. I grew up with a mother who even though had four c-sections believed in natural home births and approached parenting with a natural, realistic approach. I was going to have my baby naturally in our local hospital at first because thats what made my partner comfortable, we were going to hire a doula. When I expressed how unhappy I was wih birthing in a hospital from my mothers horrible experiences (hemmoraging near death for three of her four c-sections) and assured him it was as safe and showed him The Buisness of Being Born after meeting with a midwife he changed his mind completely. My midwife believes and respects me regardless of my age and my ob practice I was seeing does not, I havnt seen my "doctor" more then once and they all laugh when I tell them I want it all natural. Im prepared and well educated and they dont seem to care. Why dont they respect my wishes and why does age matter?