I got a nice email today from a woman in Missoula, Montana, who had read my book. She said there is a big controversy in her town between the only hospital that has an OB ward and a longtime certified nurse midwife who opened a tiny independent birth center... and lo and behold, the same week that she opened her birth center for business, she was personally banned from the property of the hospital.
I think more attention (and appropriate outcry) might force the hospital to really reevaluate the issue or at least make some concessions.
Go forth and tell the hospital why they are wrong and why it is women who lose, not their bottom line. Read her story.
The midwife, Jeanne Hebl, has a website.