Hello everyone. My husband and I are expecting our first child in September. I would really prefer to have a homebirth with a midwife, but my husband feels more secure about us delivering in a hospital setting. We are currently with an OB at Northshore, where we both go for our regular healthcare (we really like the practice for our own care).
However, I'd like to hear if anyone has had any experience with them for pregnancy and delivery. I would prefer to deliver in the Family Birthing Center at Highland Park Hospital, having as close to a natural/homebirth experience as possible. If anyone has anything to share, I'd greatly appreciate it. Also, does anyone know how I can find out the c-section, episiotomy, epidural, etc. rates for the hospital? And if anyone has experience with Evanston Hospital labor and delivery as well, I'd like to hear about it please, since that's our back up choice of hospital within the practice.
Thanks in advance!