Did you click on the link in my post? I’d say that a 20% increase constitutes “droves.”
No more than a library card catalogue is. Both are tools for finding research, and SoSurreal09 found some to support the fact that cesareans increase chances for maternal mortality (up to fourfold, but I’ll let you do your own search on that one ).
When you're ready to provide direct answers to my other questions (tu quoque doesn't cut it), I'll gladly entertain a discussion on that topic.
If you gather enough of them and identify particular trends, then yes, they are. Qualitative research often serves as such a launch pad for further quantitative study. Oh, and here is the rest of the data that you dismissed as "anecdotes."
Interesting that you should say the aforementioned, though. When my state had its legislative hearing to license midwives, the midwife supporters showed up armed with data. The doctor-opponents just got up and ad-libbed: "As a physician, I once witnessed.......blah, blah, blah."
But then, pay me no mind. That's just an anecdote.