At our retreat we discussed keeping your personal bias out of the equation when speaking with clients (I think we are all guilty of this at some time or another, aren't we?). Despite the uniform emphasis on repressing personal opinions, I noticed a clear bias on absolutely and always accompanying your mom to the hospital during a transport. I try not to believe in absolutes and always. What about the midwife who risks arrest if she transports a couple to the hospital? If arrested, she leaves her clients (perhaps someone in early labor) without a care provider. And what if the transporting midwife is a woman of color and thus more likely to receive harassment in a hostile climate? Let's be real, it is easier for us white women to work within the system, even when faced with a sticky situation.