For some reason I can’t edit my previous response. Please accept this less hostile contribution to this conversation.
”Some countries are more “hands off” than we are and they have a lower infant mortality rates than we do. I read some time ago that France encourages women to give birth at home. The reasons being that hospitals are infested with germs, birthing is a natural occurrence as opposed to a dreadful event, and that families ought to be comfortable.
I’m a proponent of the benefits of “natural” birthing, and I also support intervention when necessary. I think it’s cruel to expect a woman to labor on her back hooked up to monitors as opposed to permitting her to move around and assume positions that provide relief.
Birthing has everything to do with the mother and the baby, especially if you are a spiritual woman and view birthing as a holy, sacred event. Though, of course, different strokes for different folks.
This may be old, but here are infant mortality rates in list form.