welcome nilah! enjoy your babymoon, oshunmama.
i'm not getting to a computer very often or for very long these days, but i wanted to check in and say hi. i try to catch up on the uc thread 1st and foremost if i get time at a computer. this has been such an important forum for me. it reminds me that i can trust my intuition just like in the rest of my life...and reminds me to keep learning and listening inside.
klothos, one thing that comes to mind (and i hope my preg. brain can get it out in a way that makes sense!) is about the transfer/'risk' idea....that different families have different education about health care. many reasons for transfer can be dealt with using methods of bodywork/energywork, homeopathy, flower remedies, positioning, warm water,etc. but since everyone has different levels of knowledge/resources, there's nothing set in stone about what conditions should lead to transfer. for example, two friends of mine (one's dh is the other's bro, so they're sil's) gave birth to 'gurgly' babes (mw-assisted). one had a mw knowledgeable in homeopathy, one didn't. the former was given a single dose of the correct remedy, the latter gave oxygen until the baby was getting blue and they transferred and ended up with the total nicu "just in case, we want to watch him" 2 week package. this also, actually, matched the parents' styles, too--mellow, take care of it themselves vs. drama, attention-seeking lifestyle. there's just sooo many factors that come into it.
also, about transverse and how babies can turn at anytime, i remember reading in the past month(?) on mdc about a woman giving birth to a baby who was transverse through labor up until delivery was imminent. lucky baby that has a mama that trusting in the process!! but maybe you could use her in your article as an example if she's into it...and you can find her.
re: blueviolet's comment (i think it was on this thread?) about the risks being riskier in hospitals...a friend of mine uc'd her 1st (and only so far) and had placenta previa. it caused no problem in the birth. so maybe touching on what some consider a deadly risk in a hospital, isn't always a risk at home?
don't know if any of this was enough to make sense...maybe you can see where i was hoping to go? these days, i'm unable to pull my thoughts together enough to....well i can't remember what i was even going to say!
: ahhhh....livin' the life of the simple-minded. it's definitely quieter in my head now, just a bunch of songs.