tinyshoes, I think your entire post was extremely well put. This paragraph...
...spoke really well as to why there shouldn't be positive/negative connotations to the word natural when applied to childbirth. Natural is often best, but not always. I think I would be more comfortable with the word if the connotations were absent.
|I think it's very important that a non-"natural" birth be recoginzed as a valued, potentially wonderful event. A c-section birth is unnatural...and that's why it's great. Women and babies dying in childbirth is natural; babies malpositioned such that they can never be born, so they die in the womb, that is natural. That doesn't make it good.|