- the best outcome for mom and baby possible under the circumstances, AND
- the best (meaning promoting empowerment and avoiding trauma) experience under the circumstances.
The problem comes when we compare birth experiences and look at one type of birth as if it is the "perfect" birth and all others are somehow second-rate. I believe that this is a harmful way of thinking. In my next three posts, I will explore some of "idealization traps" that the natural birth community sometimes falls into.
Oh, and guess what? This is my 100th post!