I am likely to be in a hospital, but we'll see what my options are and how I feel about those as I get closer to the end. I have hired a doula who specifically likes working in the hospital I would go to, and I think she will be fantastic support if I end up there. I'm not exactly looking forward to it, but I'm no longer dreading it, which is a big step for me.
I would love a short labor. With my first, after refusing for weeks*, I finally consented to induction at 40 weeks, labored for two days amidst complications, and then had a c/s. DS was in the NICU, I lost a lot of blood and ended up frighteningly anemic, it was generally a mess. (*Usual care for someone with my medical history at the time was induction at 37-38 weeks. Starting at 35 weeks, one of the specialists on whom I depended started telling me stillbirth stories about previous patients, "just like you." I am seeing a different team of specialists this time.)
My mom and sister have had two babies each, all very quickly. Add up all the time they have spent in labor with all 4 babies, and it's less than 12 hours total. I wonder if my body might do the same if I were to go into labor spontaneously. We'll see how this pregnancy goes and how far I am willing to go AMA this time, should that be necessary. (Sending mid- to late-September vibes to baby so that I don't even have to worry about it ...)