and a quick note: please, if you dont like the term medwives.  and feel that it is disparaging to the type of care you provide.  then stop backing up all of your opinions with medical evidence.   if you are going to buy into the medical paradigms and processes in determining how people should give birth.  then dont take too much umbrage when you are referred to as a medwife.  you buy the ‘medical knowledge is supreme’ ticket, then you going to go on the medwives ride.  just my two cents.