Wow, what a thread.
First of all, I think the article is poorly written, like many of her articles.
Now, let me preface this with the fact that I had a traumatic birth. It has affected my life for 8 1/2 years. I will NEVER have another child and the hospital that was involved saw absolutely nothing wrong with any of their actions.
We all read these sorts of articles with our own experience in our minds, so of course, as I read this article, I thought about my own experience. I got teary, got the shakes and wanted to throw up.
I went in with no plan and no research. They nearly killed me. If they had pushed harder for the CS they wanted, they would have killed me.
I have no doubts that there are women out there who are annoyingly pushy with their own birth plans, there are people like that everywhere, but I recognise there may be reasons behind it. They may have had previous trauma or they may have a friend who went trough something terrible like me.
Personally, I think Mia is a bit of a twit. Like many opinion writers in newspapers. They are paid to cause a stir and what a smashing job of doing that she has done. She must be so pleased.