The home birth community believes in safe birth and in choice, two things that are largely not represented in the hospital environment in our great state. When our area hospitals routinely turn low risk pregnancies into high risk births as a result of too much intervention, there is a problem. When women are being forced and manipulated into doing things they don't want to and suffering birth trauma as a result of their treatment in labor, there is a problem. Invasive hospital birth shouldn't be a woman's only option, especially not during one of the most meaningful times in their lives. Somehow, the fact that birth does not usually need to be manipulated to produce a healthy baby gets lost in this discussion. Yes, there are times when hospitals and intervention are a complete and total necessity, but not at the rates that unnecessary and sometimes forced interventions are being performed without meaningful consent. Our bodies are much more capable than our area hospitals wish us to believe. How can women have faith in a system that doesn't have faith in their body's natural-born ability to give birth?