Voted for my last birth but I've had four (and one expected soonish).
1. Hospital, idiot dr who lied to me about listening during labor. Ate and drank anyway and pissed him off. He sliced me when I told him not to...episiotomy for a 6 lb baby. Grrrr. No pain meds, walked when I wanted, no IV.
2. DEM, freestanding BC, no drugs, no episiotomy, no interventions whatsoever. One cervical check, which I requested, and that was it.
Wanted a waterbirth but the heat gave me hives bad enough to make me get out.
3. DEM, freestanding BC, same as #2's birth but he was born w/ a nuchal arm, punching his way out.
One cervical check at 9cm (requested by me). Only went to the BC for the water, then couldn't stand it.
4. CNM, homebirth in our hot tub outside, no interventions, one cervical check (again, requested by me...I seem to need some reassurance from an outside source during labor, lol). I birthed him into my own hands, I checked for the cord, I checked his heart tones under the water (w/ an underwater doppler), etc. It was pretty much me birthing my baby and doing all the "stuff" that goes with it, but it was a party as we had company, including friends who stayed for the birth.
MW gave me pitocin afterwards, which was not necessary, IMHO, but I was woozy enough to say ok.
This birth: Hopefully more "unassisted" than the last, w/ DEMs who were at births 2 and 3. They might not make it
. Dh is comfy w/ an unassisted birth this time, but we'll see how I feel in labor. I like these women so I don't mind having another birth*day party with them around.
Also looking forward to another hot-tub birth under the snow.