Chatting with some total mainstreamers just now. Highlights:
"I'm 37 weeks and need to go into labor in 9 days so I can have a VBAC."
"I almost had a natural birth, but at 8cm they were talking c-section so I had to have the meds."
"I was induced at 37 weeks because of hypertension, pitocin contractions sure hurt, and I pushed for 2 1/2 hours, pushing was the hardest thing ever"
The *one* good thing, was that a lady at 32 weeks was asking for reassurance about labor and I was able to tell her that from reading lots of birth stories easier labors happen when you can move around and when you don't have directed pushing. I also told her to look up "fetus ejection reflex" which might direct her towards some good info. I prefaced it by saying that my opinion might be different than other people's because I'd been reading on natural birth and she told me to please share.
Whew. I feel better now. I just wanted to say "WHY THE F*** ARE YOUR CARE PROVIDERS SO F******* IMPATIENT!!!!" But I think I might be chatting with some of these people in the future and most groups aren't as tolerant of people who don't have kids yet.