From MommaKT's Nonsense! blog:
"'You buy the hospital ticket, you go for the hospital ride.' As much as I HATE that statement, I guess it's true."
I tried to leave a comment, but it won't let me leave one with my url and name. (It drives me bonkers when BlogSpot does that.)
So, MommaKT, here is my comment. Feel free to put it in your comment section:
I did not ever mean a woman is supposed to just lie back and take it... and said as much in the post. I absolutely acknowledge that many/most women have no choice but to be in the hospital, but by being there, you ARE accepting the hospital policies... and that if you want something different, you are in for a battle. Fighting is the last thing a woman should have to do in labor. It sucks, totally, but it's what needs to be done to get one's way for a natural birth.
The hospital isn't set up or ready for natural birth; it's a bizarre concept for them. Getting one is such a triumph that any story goes viral.
I'm sorry you hate the phrase. I wish it weren't true, believe me.