Right now we are planning another hospital birth with the CNM practice I saw for my last pregnancy. I really like them so much and feel safe with them. I feel they really respect me and care about my feelings and sense of safety and body autonomy, but that they will always recommend to me whatever has the best chance of producing the best outcome, and will work with me so that I can feel comfortable with whatever needs to be done. If something changes and I'm high risk for some reason (or if I freak out at the last minute), then I will go with an OB who can deliver my baby at the hospital with the NICU down the hall. I totally love love love that hospital and their OB department. I feel very blessed to have access to our whole health system, which both my midwives and the NICU hospital are a part of. They are very patient-focused and friendly.
I have the option of a planned induction at 39 weeks if I want, but right now I am leaning towards waiting for things to happen on their own. Either way, I'm heading to the hospital at the very first contraction and am going to camp out with baths and snacks until I have a baby, which at the rate I am going will be a couple hours after I walk in the doors. (Edit - that's my birth plan. Snacks, bath, baby!) For those who don't know, DD2 died at 4 days old because of a cord prolapse during her precipitous birth in my apartment. We live two minutes away from the hospital. No risk factors, no warning. Our odds of another prolapse are about the same odds as being struck twice by lightening, but my midwives have told me that I don't have to make every decision about this pregnancy or birth based on logic, and I should just do whatever makes me feel the least stressed. So I'm meditating a bit on that.