I was just wondering if it is essential to hire a Pediatrician to stand by during labor and delivery? If you decide not to hire one and your baby has urgent medical needs.. will they page a pediatrician for you? And, if they do page one, while waiting for him/her - does the present medical staff ie. the OB doc and nurses intervene where able or are they totally hands off? How much intervention can the OB provide the newborn infant? For exp. will they suction their nostrils upon birth - if necessary. Thanks for your input!