I have been lurking around here for awhile now, and have even started commenting occasionally, so I thought I better introduce myself
My name is Kyla, and I am pregnant with my 3rd. I have had hospital births with all my babies, the first because I didnt think of any other options, and the last two because I live pretty northern and remote and we have no midwives available to us.
With DD I went into the hospital after about 11 hours of labor, when the nurse checked me my water broke, they lost her heartbeat, I ended up getting an internal monitor, but she was born about 15 min later so it wasnt a big deal. I also had some fentenal within that time. My husband was also unable to be there for her birth.
With DS I labored for about 5 hours at home, went to the hospital, found out he was posterior and my water had broken (I was in the bathtub). I wasnt as far along as I had anticipated (after how fast my other labor went), so I ended up asking for fentanal again. However, it took them forever to put my IV in, and then the Dr tripped over it, so I didnt end up getting anything, and DS turned and was born 1 hour later.
So with this one, I would love to have a birth were I am not begging for drugs and I am hoping I make it to the hospital in time. That is actually my biggest stressor right now, as we had problems with our childcare when DS was born, and I would have had a homebirth if he hadnt been posterior.