"So I just checked on the test, and, sure enough... you're pregnant."
"Great. I'm going to refer you to the OB service, and you can set up an appointment--"
"Oh, I'm not going to do that."
"I don't want any doctors involved in this."
"In your pregnancy?"
"Yeah. I've heard stories."
"About people being injected with poison, people being cut open, babies being pulled out. I want to do everything like nature intended. I am not interested in a doctor being part of this. No offense to you."
"No offense taken, don't worry. But I think it's important to see an OB, even if you don't want to have an OB deliver the baby. They can take blood, monitor you to make sure everything is going okay--"
"No one's taking any blood from me, or from my baby. You people push this agenda to turn pregnancy into something medical."
"It's a medical event. I would just be concerned about making sure you're not taking on any additional risks for you or your baby, that's all. Unfortunately, not every pregnancy ends up as easy as we wish they all were. I'm not an expert, but we have some OBs who are very well-trained."
"People gave birth for thousands of years without doctors or ultrasounds."
"That's true. But, unfortunately, a lot of women and babies died in childbirth, and luckily we have the ability to identify risks now, and intervene where appropriate to save lives and provide for healthy babies."
"My baby is perfectly healthy."
"Odds are that's true. But a checkup and someone being able to monitor you along the way can help provide peace of mind and catch problems before they become dangerous."
"Doctors cause more problems than they solve."
"I know it may seem that way, but I don't believe that's true. I wouldn't have chosen this profession if I thought it was true."
"You don't deliver babies."
"That's right, I don't. But the people who do are very well-trained to do so."
"I don't want anyone touching me or my baby."
"I'm going to give you a referral to the OB clinic, and I hope you'll decide to make an appointment. No one's going to do anything, to you or your baby, without your permission."
"I want to have a water birth so my baby will grow up knowing how to swim."
"Please make an appointment with the clinic."