Here is an interesting article from CafeMom called: 5 Hospital Procedures that Ruin Your Birth. It is an interesting article. The article discusses these five myths of hospital birth: 1. You need to be continuously monitored during birth, 2. Lying on your back is a good position to push, 3. You can’t eat during labor because you’ll vomit and aspirate it, 4. You need to be told when to push, 5. A break in labor means your labor has stalled.
I don’t necessarily believe that any particular procedure can ruin your birth, especially if you have doula support, but these myths are well discussed in the article. Check it out.