When it comes to birth choices, I've noticed a number of different attitudes. One predominant one was: "The birth is all about the baby." That is, that it shouldn't matter what the mother wants or how she feels; the only important factor is having a healthy baby.
While I agree that this is key, and certainly the most important factor in any birth, I'm not sure it should be the only consideration. Most births are not emergencies, and there is room for more than just "get the baby out safely" sort of thinking. Why does this matter so much? And what would it look like if everything was 'all about the baby,' not just the birth?
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