Like Dashsmom, I was 3 weeks overdue and was to have a homebirth. I think I could have waited forever (and we tried *everything* to get labor started) - but in our state if the baby is a certain number of days past due, the MW's legally have to turn us over to drs. Ugh. I had a biophysical profile (an ultrasound where they test the baby for movements, heart rate, amniotic fluid) and he got a low score (which I think was only because he was sleeping!).
Anyway, after many tears and tough decisions, we ended up in the hospital to be induced. My midwives were able to attend, I had pitocin and fetal monitoring, but was able to use a CNM at the hospital, not a dr, and they were mostly cool about letting me labor wherever I wanted.
Unfortunately I had to push laying down, but he came out after 3 hours of pushing, with his cord wrapped around his neck twice and body once, and his hand in a fist next to his head. He was shocky and the hospital staff freaked out dh because he thought he wasn't going to make it (meanwhile, the midwives are looking after me and saying "he's just fine", which he was).
Sad I didn't get to nurse and hold him right away, but got to soon after! 9 # 1 oz 22 inch little bugger!
Amazingly, I used no drugs with pitocin, which is completely unheard of - it was EXTREMELY PAINFUL and I told them I wanted to die many times, but I was ignorant and thought this is what birth was like! I am now a goddess to many people!
I want another homebirth - but this traumatized dh so much he wants us to adopt so he doesn't have to see me go through any sort of pain!