Yeah, I'm in the US. Our birthing system is so messed up, and I'm jealous of my friends in Canada who loved their birthing experience. I hated the way I wasn't allowed to get out of bed, and then I had back labor and the nurse kept coming in and yelling at me for moving in the bed during contractions because it was messing up their monitors! It just all felt so, medical, instead of beautiful. Then I felt like I was being held hostage. I was tired and trying to get used to taking care of a baby with hourly inturruptions from nurses, doctors, and even a lady trying to sell me photos! They made me stay for two days after the birth simply because I was a new mom. And they said I could leave AMA but not my baby! I wish I could have a home birth but Medicaid won't cover one.