I feel so much pain for those mamas that have had all these horrible things happen during pregnancy/birth. I had a really hard time carrying DS. I would have lost him if not for "medical intervention". I went into early labor and it was able to be stopped/slowed down enough to let DS have more time to develop. (32 wks labor started and had him 10 days before EDD) My ob was a fantastic man. The hospital here is wonderful. But, I live in a small, VERY crunchy friendly town. From my experience, my docs much prefer you to go the most natural route possible. My ob and nurses were TOTALLY supportive of me going natural with a very big baby. They even offered extra assistance to DH in making me comfortable. They asked ONE time if I wanted an epidural, told them no I wanted a natural birth, and they smiled at me (non-condiscendingly) and patted my leg and asked if I wanted anything to drink. I guess I am just in the right place. This will be my last child...it's just too hard on my bod. So I'm glad that I will be having this babe here, too. My heart is with you, mamas.
But I cannot support this woman. The drugs, alcohol and smoking (mainly the drugs and alcohol) tell me in my heart that she couldn't have cared less about her babies. Do we know what kind of prenatal care she was giving them? Other than coke?
PS-I just want to say that even if I don't agree with you, I still TOTALLY respect your opinions/views. I hope you can mine. Peace to you my dear mamas.