I had my first two in hosp.... very 'traditional' birth with the first one and was do doped up on meds that they had to give me counter-drugs to wake me up so I could push. Baby healthy and everything fine. Second one was induced - more for the convenience of Dr. and that my mom was visiting and baby wasn't born on due date... so Dr. said pick you date and we'll induce. Very intense and shorter labour, but not totally a bad experience. Baby healthy and everything fine. Third birth was planned homebirth with mw. Started out immediately with intense back labout and laboured at home as long as possible; ended up not progressing and mw made decision to transport to hosp. for 2nd opinion. Turns out baby was really stuck. Choice was continue pushing... baby 'might' come out or 'might' get more stuck putting us both in critical situation, or opt for intervention and due cs. BIG baby was born. Healthy and fine. Birth #4 was scheduled cs due to baby being transverse and no luck in turning before due date. Turns out baby decided to start labour anyway a day before scheduled cs. Ended up in ambulance to hosp. because of transverse position - must remain horizontal after water breaks due to risk of cord prolapse, etc. So cs was 'emergency' because it was not the scheduled date. With this pregnancy, most likely will need to have repeat cs due to - of all things - the incision on the uterus. Usually it's horizontal, which it was for third birth, but because fourth birth was transverse, Dr. had to make vertical incision on uterus, which I'm told will mean higher risk of uterine rupture. Need to discuss this with OBGYN at some point, but if need be, I'm okay with it. Have given up on dreams of homebirth and realize health of baby and mom are the most important. Maybe one day I'll be lucky enough to have a grandbaby born at home.