Your pregnancy and childbirth experience depends on you!
Not your family, friends, nurse or doctor. Its true that they can influence your experience of pregnancy and birth, but its up to you to get influenced and let them make decisions for you OR to take full responsibility and make your own preparations, do your homework and leave nothing to chance.
Remember that you are a client for them and the only person who really cares about your welfare is you yourself. Only you have the time and energy to prepare your mind and body for a successful pregnancy and birth experience.
The medical system is overworked, stressed and has a limited time at their disposal. Your preparation is essential if you want optimal results with the current system.