I was watching the Discovery Health Channel last night, and they had a show called Kill or Cure on that discussed the history of pregnancy treatment. It was very interesting! Part of the program dealt with the way the medical profession had overmedicalized the birth process by the routine use of forceps, etc. Then it discussed the trend to return the birth process to more of a natural event. There was one woman on who advocated absolutely NO medical intervention of any kind. She didn't believe in having a doctor or a midwife present at the delivery of a child. She had delivered her four children at home with no intervention,including a breech delivery. I don't know if she had any prenatal care or not.
I'm not a nurse yet, just finishing the pre-reqs for nursing school
, but the thought of no medical monitoring of childbirth was scary to me. What does everyone else think about this? Do you feel it would be safe to deliver a child without any medical supervision at all? Any thoughts?