A little background.
I had my first baby 17 years ago. I was induced because of size. It always bothered me that she didn't come when she was supposed to, but I didn't know enough (I was 19) to question my OB.
8 years later, I was pregnant again, and my husband brought up the idea of a midwife. His first son had been born via c-section, and he wasn't comfortable with that, and he had a friend whose wife had homebirths with their children. I found an amazing midwife who answered all my questions, helped me learn so very much, and I got to have a great birth (just a small tear from a nuchal hand - stinker!)
A year after that, I had my son with her apprentice (she was to be on vacation the whole month of my due date). He was big (my girls were a smidge over 9lbs, and he ended up at 11 1/2), and he was a true postdate baby (42w5d). His labor was easy, and for my peace of mind, we monitored him after my due date came and went. The only thing I even mildly would've changed is that I would've opted for a homebirth (for whatever reason, I chose birth center births - my midwives also did homebirth), because transition in a car is not the best ever. HA!
After that (about 4 and 4.5 years later), we had two miscarriages. One at 13 weeks, one at 16 weeks. I knew something was wrong with my body after that.
So, when I got pregnant again, I called a CNM at a local hospital. They tested me, and lo and behold, my progesterone was really low. She said that's common as you get older, and was an easy fix. So far, that's been my only intervention. I like her a lot. The hospital is touted as one of the most natural birth friendly hospitals around. She didn't flinch when I mentioned my son's stats, and her largest was even larger than him. She asked about various testing (quad screen, etc...), but understood why I didn't want it. Told me they would not give me a hard time over refusing the Hep B vax (and even said I could refuse the vit k [I won't], and just wipe the antibiotic ointment from baby's eyes, if I want).
I had initially thought, I would get to a "safe" point in my pregnancy, then change to a homebirth midwife. But #1, I like the midwife I'm with, and #2, I just feel like I need to have him in a hospital. Not sure why.
Has anyone made this sort of switch? Any GOOD hospital experiences? I only have the one, and it wasn't great.