An antenatal yoga teacher writes in after our article last week about the dangers of hospitals. She points out that birth and antenatal procedures seem to make hospitals dangerous places (although it's everything else too, of course) and so the last place a woman should give birth is in a hospital.
'All Western societies need to return to the basic requirements for birth - serious mental and physical preparation, reduced medical intervention, and a quiet, calm, pleasant environment to have the baby in. Then the incidence of damage would be reduced and perhaps many children would be calmer and healthier.'
We quote her in full because it's a sentiment that deserves to be heard.