The New York Times recently had an article on the inclination that many women of childbearing years have to seek out, and watch, births.
This inclination is a natural, almost instinctual, reaction. Women were made to give birth and women were made to understand birth, helping other women prepare for and give birth.
It is hard wired into our make-up, stitched into our primitive minds, that birth is natural, normal, and good.
Years and years ago, women used to help other women give birth. Birth was in the hands of other women and it was understood that it was women's work.
Then, something happened... and women forgot how to birth instinctively... That, I believe, is why now, when it is available, women gravitate toward good birth stories full of beauty, power, and our bodies abilities - that instinct is still there, lying dormant through all of the statistics and horror stories.
Just a small reminder to gear us up for The birth of Amerlyn Grace.