Puni - the US has just as high a rate of C-sections as India. Please do look at the statistics before you generalize. I agree that in general the C-section rate all over the world is high and increasing but to single out Indian doctors is not fair. Not all of us are money-minded. I am not a gynec but i do resent it when someone generalizes without knowing the facts. Sunkan - "Trainees" as you call them are actually doctors who have finished their MBBS and are specializing in OBGYN. They are legally entitled to perform episiotomies. I have no idea abt the ins and outs of this particular case but I dont think you were in the delivery room - so you dont either. Please dont scare pregnant women unnecessarily. I am not defending all doctors here. I agree that mistakes happen sometimes but tarring all doctors with the same brush is not the solution. Vanathi.