I find it so interesting to see how many different ways women view birth. For some, it's just a means to an end. The process is completely irrelevant. For others, giving birth is a part of having a child and means as much to them as anything. There was one couple I took care of that loved all the iv's, the monitors, the technology. For them, this is what birth should be like, and to do it any other was was appaling to them. For another young mother, birth was a beautiful process and should not be intruded on by technology unless needed.
All these prospectives have brought such a richness to my work. But I always have to remind myself that it's ok if someone thinks something different than me. Sometimes it has been a struggle, but it's been a struggle that I've appreciated as it has helped me to learn to view life from different perspectives. That's something I have always valued.