"I am a vba3c mother myself and I was lucky to deliver my baby here in Scandinavia , where nobody ever even questioned my decision to try a natural birth."
They just supported me , in what I wanted"
From my understanding of Scandinavia generally, they supported you because what you wanted was what they wanted you to have. If you had wanted a c-section at maternal request you might not have felt quite so happy!.
"The only way we hear about the tragedies that happen in hospitals is when the patients or their lawyers talk to the media."
Are complaints and proceedings by the state board of medicine not available for review in your state? For example, I have been able to review the on-going board of medicine proceedings against Dr. Biter (navelgazing midwife's former "Dr. Wonderful") in California very easily.
maybe tonttu can speak to it herself, but if she had 3 c/s, I wonder if she wouldn't have been allowed a 4th at maternal request...
PPs here were stating that women are not knowledgable/capable enough to determine whether or not cpms are legal in their home states, and that there is not enough information available to properly choose a cpm...
Though I do not follow her blog too closely, as far as I know, navelgazing mw was extremely supportive of Dr. Wonderful for a looong time, so if she as a mw, was unaware of potential issues with an ob/gyn she frequently collaborated with, how are lay-people supposed to be able to correctly judge ob/gyn? Only after lawsuits and media come around, supposing they do? What about all the time before that?