"Personally, I don't need studies of any kind to tell *me* that vaginal birth is the normal, preferable birth route. If it wasn't, we'd have an exit out our abdomens."
You seem to have no difficulty posting on the internet. Not sure how "normal" that is. Maybe you've flown someplace a time or two? Not normal - if people were "meant" to fly, they would have been given wings, right?
I find it frustrating that somehow only birth must be performed as it was prehistorically to be done "right".
"I should also say that I do not believe that all babies were meant to be born & live. Animals just don't work that way."
Happily, humans have a unique ability to substantially improve their environment and lives. That some babies are "meant" to die is a terrible justification for not dealing with the substantially higher rate of infant death that we are seeing with the inadequately trained DEMs in Oregon. There IS a difference in outcomes based on care providers. It has been demonstrated and those term infants were NOT "meant" to die. How hurtful to their mothers to simply shrug your shoulders and claim that there was nothing to be done.