The following is a link to an article about the upward spiral of interventions during labor and what OB's think about it. First of all almost half of the OB's interviewed feel a woman should be allowed to choose a c-section with no medical reason to warrant it. I think the insurance companies need to balk at this. With all the talk of health care reform don't you think eliminating unnecessary c-sections and inductions would help lower health care costs? If a woman wants and unwarranted, elective c-section make her pay for it out of her own pocket.
It also amazed me in this article how so many of the doctor's agreed about the side effects of epidurals, the overuse of electronic monitoring and that the overuse of it leads to increased c-sections for false positive readings. It also amazed me that only 8% would choose a c-section for themselves or their partners. So if only 8% would choose it why are they pushing so many women into them?
Very interesting reading, check it out.