And, you know, if random women didn't declare their consent invalid after something *did* go wrong, docs just might be more willing to go along with your riskier ideas. One of the more annoying parts of your "trust birth" idiocy is that you want to refuse all the stuff that might let you know something is going wrong, show up at the hospital with you and the baby in distress, and then bitch blue murder about the evil docs who couldn't pull one more rabbit out of the hat and save your ass, your baby and your uterus.There are gross generalizations, false accusations, and other logical fallacies in this comment. Leaving those aside for a moment, this comment implies that only those of a certain ideological persuasion care about autonomy, and that the desire for autonomy is essentially selfish and misguided.
Does it not cross your mind that docs don't like losing babies, and don't like being sued---because in order to be sued, there has to be a bad outcome? And a bad outcome is a dead or injured baby? Midwives have no insurance, little training and less accountability.
So what do you think? Is autonomy just for homebirthers (or those who use midwives or want a "natural" birth)? Do more "mainstream" women really not care about, or not benefit from, autonomy in their maternity care?