The hospital where I live has a family birthing area and say they promote natural birthing. You can't eat, they want you to be in bed with heart monitors 24/7. and you don't get options on birthing positions. If I could afford a homebirth I would. My mil is like it's for safety and you don't want to poop while pushing. As far as I remember giving birth isn't exactly pretty anyways. When I had my son they wouldn't let me be in the position I felt my body needed. When I got in the position and the heart monitors slipped they got mad but it was the only time I dilated well. What happened to listening to our bodies? I also believe in pushing when you feel like it. It is more natural and takes less time and effort. When I listened to my body and did it when I felt like it my son came out within minutes. When they tried to make me push when I didn't want to I didn't make much progress. So frustrated with my lack of options due to finances.