This is a great article written by Tabby Biddle, in the Huffington Post. We as women have to take charge in our births, if you don't like what is going on, make sure you pick a provider that allows you to birth how you want, not how they want. If you choose a midwife and your insurance doesn't cover them, you need to start calling them and complaining. We must take our right to birth back!
Here is the reality: Hospitals are businesses. They want those beds filled and emptied. They aren't really interested in having women with long labors hanging around. And there is something else you should know: Having a baby in a hospital might not be as safe as you thought.
Did you know that the United States has the second worst newborn death rate in the developed world... and one of the highest maternal mortality rates among all industrialized countries?
You can go to any other developed country in the world, and you will find that they are losing fewer women and fewer babies around the time of birth. The important thing to know here is that in these countries, midwives are attending 70 to 80 percent of the births (doctors are there for the small percentage that have complications). In the United States, midwives attend less than 8 percent of births.