Toni - posted on 04/11/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )
For those people who resent the medical intervention they received, read this article and thank your lucky stars.
I think birth should be a woman's decision and home births can be fantastic. But, I think some women get into a danger of becoming fanatical about it and this is where the danger lies. By all means try and have your birth as natural as possible if that's what you want, but don't close your mind off to medical advances. In the old days 1 in 10 women died in childbirth, now, we are no where near those statistics and that is solely down to medical advances.
Personally I wouldn't have a tooth removed without pain relief and I don't see having a baby as any different, but that's my view. Others prefer to feel all the pain and feel as though they haven't had a 'true' labour if they haven't felt all the pain too. I think that' s a problem in the psyche, but each to their own.