While birth is a healthy, normal process for most women, it can also be very dangerous. How does a woman and her care provider determine if her pregnancy is high- or low-risk?
With such strong viewpoints on both sides of the aisle on how babies ought to be born, birth in the United States — and Boston — is highly political.
For most women, pregnancy and birth are natural, normal, healthy processes. Today, this idea is embraced by advocates of more natural birth, in midwifery, the medical community, and by expectant mothers.