Simone (I love your name, BTW!) . . .I think I've come to the conclusion that, as with most parenting decisions, all we can do is research, reflect, act, and then hope for the best.
My DD was born with an OB in a hospital setting. I got to have the drug-free birth I wanted, but it wasn't all warm and fuzzy. This time, I'll still be in a hospital, but I'm going the MW route. I keep wondering (just because it's a different hospital, different practitioner, different birth!) how things will go and if I made the right decision. No matter how much I wonder, I just won't know until I actually have the birth experience.
It's not easy to have so much trust for something so important, which is one of the reasons I admire the UC mamas. Even though I am not comfortable with that route, I appreciate all the research, education, and trust in themselves. I think if we can all bring that to our birth experience, we will have done our best.
2/02, 4/05, 2/07, 11/09, and EDD 12/25/11