So, here is the situation and I just need some feedback.
I had a client who was due on July 3rd. On Tuesday July 6th she called to tell me that the baby had turned breech. They had her scheduled for an ultrasound at 3 and then a non-stress test. She said that she would call me after the appt. At 4:30 I called to check in and see how things were going. They were in the process of putting in an IV to increase her fluid and then the doctor was going to come over and try to turn the baby. I asked her how she was doing and she was fine. She said they were going to keep her overnight regardless. So, we both agreed that she would call me when she knew more of what was happening. That was the last that I heard from her until 1am when she texted me to say that they had tried to turn the baby and it didn't work so they took her to the OR right then and there for a c-section.
I am torn about what else I could have done. One friend of mine suggested that I should have just shown up at the hospital regardless of whether she called me or not. My feeling is that doing that would cross the boundary of professionalism. My feeling is that the whole situation kinda've spiraled out of everyone's control and there is nothing that either one of us could have done. Am I right, or am I just trying to make myself feel better about not being at the birth?
I am planning on sticking to my contract and refunding a portion of their fee, per the contract.
Any ideas or input is appreciated!