So when I hear of people who are planning to birth in a hospital, I admit, it makes my heart hurt for them.
Anyway, I just want to say that despite birthing in a hospital, I had a completely intervention-free birth. The nurses were so excited about my birth plan and I could hear them murmuring to each other about being sure not to offer me any drugs and giving each other tips on how to help me birth naturally. I had a birth stool, a birth ball, a squat bar on the bed, and a team of awesome people helping me get into whatever positions I wanted and having the awesome active birth experience I wanted. It was never the kind of thing where we had to fight for what we wanted - my birth plan was followed to the letter, and I had a beautiful experience, and it was SO GREAT.
It depresses me so much that this isn't the norm, and that plenty of HCPs are not like this at all. That many hospital births are totally different. If I had been somewhere else, I KNOW it wouldn't have been the same, because of how tired I was and how much I was freaking out that I couldn't do it. So I did luck out and pick an awesome place to birth. But it was frustrating to keep getting this message that because I was going to a hospital I was probably going to have a horrific experience - it was really discouraging and made me really dread birth for a while, which is so not how pregnant women should feel. Even if I'd had a C-section, which would have been the complete opposite of what I'd wanted, I believe that my midwife and nurse and birth team would have done everything possible to make it into the most beautiful experience they could. I think that's what's important, not whether you're at a birth center or a hospital or at home... just that you're somewhere that you feel comfortable and having how much ever support you want or need and stuff.
I know that isn't related to the induction topic but, whatever, every time I see the anti-hospital stuff I just have to chime in and add that not every hospital is like that, and if you have a care provider who is willing to advocate for you, and you're giving birth somewhere that's woman and baby friendly, that's really what counts more than the word hospital or phrase birth center.