Birth is a feminist issue.
“The unnecessary medicalization of birth is just another way that the powers that be (read: powerful men) have taken it upon themselves to once again lay claim to our bodies. We’re told that we’re incapable of making our own choices about contraception, sex, abortion, and childbirth, and if we’re not trusted enough to make decisions about our own bodies and physiological processes, how could we possibly be trusted enough to go into the world and lead countries, start successful businesses, or be seen as equals in a professional setting? But that’s exactly the point.”
This is one of the reasons I had planned unassisted homebirths (UCs). I wanted to stay in control of my body and my choices.