anyone want to provide insight on how to decide? Birth Center is about an hour away (which terrifies me -- car + labor = sucksville), but both the birth center and the homebirth midwife transfer to the same hospital. Home birth midwife will come to my house for each appt, which is nice, vs. me driving to the birth center (although I could use a local OB until 20w or so).
I want to say that I will make the decision based on who I am most comfortable with, but something in the back of my mind keeps saying "remember how you WANTED to go to the hosptial when you were in labor with the boys?" There is no unmedicated birth friendly hospitals where we live now, so hospital is out, but for an emergency/transfer.
Oh -- and I should note, there is a hospital about 5 minutes from our house that I could transfer to in a true emergency... just not the hospital the homebirth midwife transfers too.
My present GYN recommended the birth center although she said she may come an just watch as a friend if I do the home birth (she is not an OB right now as she has her own young kids and doesn't want to be oncall)