Childbirth is a life changing event which can be both exhilarating and draining, the greatest experience of one's life or the worst. Childbirth carries tremendous dogma, old wives tales, traditions, and controversy.
Adults have their own rhyme and reason for birth choices. Doctors and midwives make choices for convenience, scheduling, to avoid lawsuits or for profit. You may make decisions based on personal beliefs, research, the influence of others, your own benefit, and quite likely for what you believe to be the good of the baby.
Doctors and midwives may claim to "first do no harm", but that apparently does not hold true in childbirth which is evidenced by the United State's embarrassingly high infant mortality rate. It is your job as the parent then, to distinguish fact from fiction to uncover what is really in the best interest of your child. What is really best for your baby? What