No it's not true but the high c-section rate in the U.S. makes it seem more likely. Ask your doctor what his c-section rate is and find out what the percentage is in your state and the individual hospitals in your state. Understand that the U.S. c-section rate 33% and that is super high compared to other highly developed countries. If your doctor becomes annoyed by your questions then you have your answer about him or her as a caregiver. You may here the professional giving you you advice but most things done in hospitals are not always based on good science. I know I don't want to be stuck to a bed when I'm having contractions because the more you cna move the better you feel. C-section should only e used during emergency but in the U.S. we offer it like it's nothing. If you have time to research what type of computer you want then you should be able to get all the information you need about how maternity care is treated in the U.S. You are doing the pushing not your doctor. If you trust yourself and your body then you can do anything. Ask what the hospital routine is ask about pitocin and other drugs used during labor. Remember what they put in you does have an effect in both you and the baby. Research is key!!! I wish you luck and keep your head up!