ahh finally a chance to type with out nak'ing
You're welcome Raven - I just get to feeling so fustrated for women like yourself who find themselves between a rock and a hard place because of other's conceptions or misconceptions of what is risky or potentially dangerous. The irony I think being is that when something like, a breech, makes some attendants go all afluster in managing the birth that it actually causes the problems. I'm sure now is not the time you want to be dealing with this, you want to be reveling in the joy of being preg!
One reason I think is that if babies are breech for some reason or another (even if only for a while and they go head down at the end anyways) is that when they are manipulated to turn and it is successful the babies often wind up turning backside up! Hmmmm
One lovely if less medically minded reason I once heard and it stuck wtih me is that baby can hear mommy's heartbeat
better and it's reassuring
Maybe it's a dumb question, but if it is turn or nothing to your midwife, are there other, less medically minded midwives in your area? If you've already paid the first midwife in full, could you get some of your money back? I doubt you really want the hospital as another option, especially if you know they will be nothing but 'all that BS' you'll spend much of your labor argueing against c/s instead of laboring peacefully which would be silly at best, detrimental at worst, and none of it enjoyable. The hospital should only be an option in the instance of a true emergency (and even then one goes in hoping they dont' have to deal with BS), not an option because a midwife is bound to certain rules or else she lose her license. (if she is licensed that is) I think any lay midwife worth her salt would be comfortable with breech...
Best of wishes to you,
eta- I forgot to add I think your attitude is great
trust in your baby and yourself is such an essiential thing.