There are some key sayings that go around natural birth circles:
"Birth is as safe as life gets."
and other similar sayings.
I'm a bit confused about this particular UC forum at times. It doesn't seem like there's as much a trusting and/or faithful view of birth here as I would have expected. I know some moms choose UC because it helps them birth closer with God or their other spiritual centers. I know some moms choose UC because they no longer trust CPMs/DEMs much less OBs and CNMs. I know some mom choose UC because their options are limited. These are only a few examples, but optimally . . . shouldn't it be about trusting ourselves and taking personal responsibility (and faith in God/deity/earth as applicable)? Of course I'm not suggesting that anyone should ignore medical opinions from practitioners - I myself am seeing an OB and a CPM regularly.
Anyway, I know I'm poking the fire a bit with this topic, but I am very curious about this and what our community (this UC forum) really believes about birth. I've found this forum to be a great source of information and encouragement, overall. I'm just concerned about having my own preparations diffused and derailed by inflghting, finger pointing, and a lack of trust/faith in each other much less the birth process.
Am I misunderstanding something about UC?