1) Birth at a nice birth center with good midwives. Actual water birth is not possible, but a private jacuzzi can be used during labor, you can walk around, eat and drink whenever you want, etc. The midwives seem very sweet and the birth center has a good reputation. I may or may not bring a doula to this birth center, per my own choice. It is a 10-15 minute drive from my house depending on traffic.
The downside to this is that, in the case of a medical problem or a perception on the midwife's part that labor is not progressing quickly enough (they say there are no timelines, but it's about how the labor is progressing), my husband would have to drive me about 20 minutes to a hospital that is not well rated. Its numbers, on a government website I found, are only a little below average, but it got horrible reviews on Google (for E.R. and billing department; no reviews for maternity). The midwife from the birth center would come along. (Until recently, there was the option of going - even walking - to the good, close hospital mentioned below, but that is no longer possible for patients of this birth center.)
2) Just start from the beginning at a better hospital, again about 10-15 minutes from my house. Hire a doula, but otherwise have a traditional OB/GYN, hospital birth. I have been to this hospital for non-birth procedures before, and liked it. It is also better reviewed on the government website, and a little better on Google, as well. Its general reputation in the community is good. There would be no jacuzzi, though I don't yet know the rules about walking around, eating, etc.
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