I was 37 weeks & had to switch from planned homebirth to hospital birth. I apparently have a placenta abnormality which prevents me from giving birth at home, or at least, prevents my midwife from assisting. What I have is called a bilobate / bilobal placenta. I actually posted here to find out more info about it than I was able to come up with from researching on my own. In any case, my daughter was a water birth at a birth center, but it was pretty much as if I was at home. I really had no idea what to expect by switching to hospital last minute, especially since it wasn't truly by choice either. I can tell you, my mind is put at ease after having met the OB & after my midwife explaining more about my situation. Knowing that Placenta Previa isn't a concern by either the OB or my midwife is good. Also knowing they are both on board with me still doing a natural birth if I want to, has put my mind at ease. The only thing I am still unsure of, is I wanted a water birth this time because I know that was the one thing that really helped with Miya's birth, however, the hospital doesn't really have the option. Eastern Washington really doesn't have any place to do a water birth apparently, especially when it comes to hospitals. However, I am optimistic as I asked my OB if it might be possible to bring in my own tub & hose & supplies & set it up as if I were doing it at home. He didn't see a problem with it & said he would just have to run it by someone at the hospital. He said I'd be a pioneer for water birth if it is allowed. I told him I'd sign a waiver if I needed to. Now, my main concern is I know they generally require at least 24 hours stay, but I have a just turned 1 yr old who still very much breast feeds day & night & currently, their dad isn't with us, so I am hoping they will make an exception if they know I have follow up care from my midwife & such. My baby girl is going to need me too, so I hope & pray they will accomodate & if not, that they will allow Miya to be with me for the duration of our stay. It is a bit stressful as the longest we have been apart is maybe 7 hrs tops... Ahh! My midwife is also not abandoning me just because she can't do the homebirth, so stresses are kept at a minimum in that regards. Ultimately, my babies are my top priority & I want what's best for them both, so hospital birth, although not my first pick, is okay with me.