How are blessed are we to have medical intervention so easily available in this country! In this age of obstetricians, c-sections, epidurals, and foetal monitors we can forget that labour is still a risky process if you're an animal, or a person in a developing country. I had an emergency c-section and if I lived long ago, Rory and I may both well have died.
Personally I think too many women in Australia approach labour wanting a perfect birthing experience. We tend to get shocked and disappointed when things don't go to plan. Despite the advances in medical care, birth is still risky. We live in a fallen world where producing children is hard.
I feel so sad for that poor ewe and her lamb....but I am thankful.