The last thing I have to add to this is, my husband's aunt, my MIL, and my SIL are all L&D nurses. We hear stories around the dinner table. Two that have stuck out in my mind:
Woman refused any interventions, she wanted to do everything "natural", drug free, etc. She pushed for 4 hours, and at that point only gave in to a c section because the baby's heart rate stopped altogether. They opened her up to find the baby's head crushed and brain matter everywhere.
Woman didn't want any interventions, although she wasn't as hell-bent as the other lady. She didn't want the monitoring, etc. She gave birth, and basically demanded for her and baby to be discharged 24 hours later (instead of 48 hours). The next day (first day home), she dropped dead of a heart attack, something about her blood pressure.
I'm not saying this is the norm. I'm not saying this to scare anyone. I'm simply saying, sometimes intervention is not a bad thing. Sometimes doctors ARE able to save lives. And not all doctors are just out there to cut you open so they can go back to their golf game.
(PS... I'm a huge proponent of doing things the way you want to... until your or your baby's health needs change. At that point, the selfish desires to deliver drug free need to just stop).