A few months after Margaret's birth, I came across this Brigham Young quote. I thought it was fun.
Would you want doctors? Yes, to set bones. We should want a good surgeon for that, or to cut off a limb. But do you want doctors? For not much of anything else, let me tell you, only the traditions of the people lead them to think so; and here is a growing evil in our midst. It will be so in a little time that not a woman in all Israel will dare to have a baby unless she can have a doctor by her. I will tell you what to do, you ladies, when you find you are going to have an increase, go off into some country where you cannot call for a doctor, and see if you can keep it. I guess you will have it, and I guess it will be all right, too. -Journal of Discouses, page 225This is in the section of Brigham Young's view of Zion and a perfect society. He also disliked lawyers as you can see right before this quote. This was said at October General Conference in 1872. I imagine what the people were thinking when he said this; this was at a time where it was a rarity for a doctor to attend a birth. "Afraid to give birth without a doctor?! Why, Sister M did that last week and Sister B the week before!"
Just sharing this because I think it's fun.