Upon hearing this one may ask themselves this question "failure to progress...or failure to wait?", understandably so when approximately 1/3 of women will have a cesarean and a number of emergency cesareans happen for this reason. Understandably there are times when a cesarean is warranted and baby is in distress. The only problem is induction, pitocin, premature rupture of membranes, epidural, and laying flat on your back to name a few...all contribute to fetal distress. If the woman is left undisturbed she was labour beautifully and things will progress wonderfully, rarely needed a c-section.
The skit below is a good protrayal of how birthing in a hospital can sometimes feel. It's hilarious and truthful as the sphincter and the cervix are muscles that work the same way. You need to be the queen of your domain, feel comfortable and know you're safe whether you're giving birth or simply taking a crap;)