||The United States ranks among the highest
for use of drugs and other non-emergency related medical interventions
during labor and delivery.
||Rates soar as high as 25 percent of women
in hospitals (The World Health Organization suggests not more than 11 percent
as a standard)
||Alarming data suggests many newborns are
introduced to viral and bacterial infections by being born in a hospital's
disease filled environment.
||Most women do not deliver with their own
doctor. Rather, they work with whatever physician is on call.
Several changes of staff can occur during the course of labor and delivery.