childbirthing politics

This article says that choosing a repeat c-section rather than attempting to deliver vaginally can be harmful to baby. (I think going within ten miles of any hospital during childbirth — unless something is going wrong — is harmful to babies.)   Yet, lots of doctors will not even let women who’ve had c-sections try to deliver.  It’s so frustrating that pregnancy is treated as an illness or condition that has to be monitored by a doctor.  Of course some of the time a doctor is needed; but I think it far more common that doctors meddle where they should not and just create problems.

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