My hope is a natural birth in a hospital with an attached "alternative" birthing center. My first one ended with a vaginal but not natural birth. My son was asynclitic and after almost 30 hours in labor 48+ hours without sleep or food (I was SO nauseated the whole time I couldn't' bear to eat!), I was so exhausted it was surreal. I requested an epidural, slept for 2 hours and my son was crowning. 6 pushes later and I was holding his squishy screaming self!
My poor midwife was superwoman that day too. 4 other women from her practice went into labor that night. Had I not procrastinated and hired a freaking doula I may have done better, but I don't think so. Malpositioning is BRUTAL. Thank goodness I did the spinning babies, because until 12 hours prior to labor he was also posterior.
I know that had I had an OBGYN in my area, I would have had a c-section for sure, if not for his positioning but for failure to progress as well. Thankfully my midwives were SUPER and supported letting me ride it through as long as I and the baby were OK.
My midwife G-d bless her, said to me yesterday "We'll do this again, it'll be FUN, it won't be like last time, I promise, we will have an awesome time this time"
I fully believe her, she's not one to mince words or coddle you. She's really frank and up front which I find refreshing in a medical professional. Ironically the only other medical professional whose been up front like that with me was the fertility dr who helped me conceive my first kid.