Excellent post! (Slow clap) Let nature prevail unless there is a problem. They will be here soon enough, AND there will be lots of puppy pics in this thread.
Why not let it be? All these interventions are not necessarily healthy. We don't know how far along she is anyways. RR tea is still not proven. If it seems to work, it is because labor was around the corner already. Don't underestimate the chemical Oxytocin.
So now I am wearing my Lamaze hat: natural oxytocin causes the brain to produce endorphins which take off the edge from the pain of the contractions and causes the mother to be protective of and bond with her babies. Artificial Oxytocin (called Pitocin for humans) only causes strong contractions but not the endorphins, nor the protective instincts and bonding hormones. I have seen it in the births like these; women have an easier time having the doctors take the baby for exams vs the moms who didn't use chemicals. I assume it is not different for animals. From all the Western countries, the US has a very poor record for infant and maternal deaths. Maybe because of al the interventions and chemicals used in birth? There is also a lot of infant-mother separation that affects breastfeeding. I see it now in dogs as well; handling and weighing the pups right after they come out, drying off the pups with a towel while the mother dog has a tongue for that purpose, using a heat lamp while healthy pups will look for mom's warm body etc.
I have always wondered if taking away the bonding hormones in labor could have something to do with the increase of autism? These birth practices and the increase in autism cases seem to have gone up simultaneously over the years. I am not a scientist; just wondering about the facts.