"The medical establishment has taken the mechanical part about as far as it can be sanely taken and maybe a little past that. The midwives have better numbers than the doctors from recognizing the spiritual dimension of childbirth. The hospital closest to us in Tennesee has a 44 percent cesarean-section rate. A cesarean section means taking the baby out surgically though the belly, from a belief that the mother can't do it the normal way. Our midwives' cesarean-section rate is 1.7 percent."
Stephen Gaskin, An Outlaw In My Heart, pp. 117-118