What is Bait and Switch? The good ol’ Bait and Switch is something that’s occasionally mentioned in natural birthing circles, but not everyone is aware of the term, or even that something like it happens.
Essentially, the Bait and Switch is where a care provider tells a newly pregnant woman exactly what she’s been looking for. She can have a natural labor, or epidural, or deliver at 44 weeks if she needs. She can have a VBAC, no IV and have no external fetal monitoring. In other words, she gets precisely the birth that she’s been wanting.
Then, about 38 weeks into the pregnancy, her care provider looks over her chart and says “hmm… I think we have to schedule your cesarean (or other unwanted procedure) right now.”
To read more see here... what are your thoughts? Anyone been a victim of getting snagged by this type of fishy practice?