What a load of rubbish, i had my first one lastnight in the local birth centre, the midwife was a witch, theyre supposed to be every week for 4 weeks, but she said "she doesnt like doing them so shes only going to do 2", she said "it will all be easily squeezed in!" She went over everything, very briefly, birth, pain relief, gave us a tour, infact it was so quick i can hardly remember. She was mid 50's and obviously very set in her ways, as she clearly pointed out that if a woman is adamant she is not breastfeeding "they will still make her try", who needs this pressure when you have been through labour? We also watched a video and the baby was cleaned before passing it to mum, when it finished she laughed and "said we dont do that here, you have the baby on you straight away", i said that this is what i wanted and she just shrugged her shoulders and said "sorry but this is how we do it". Why are there such cows doing this job?