Hi everyone ~ I just found out that I am pregnant! I know I have a long way to go, but I am already thinking about birth options, especially since I need to pick a provider. I am torn between going to a midwife and delivering at a birth center (or maybe in a hopsital, but still with the midwife only if all goes well) and going to a regular OB doc at a big hospital. Both options are really appealing in their own ways. I am also considering a water birth, but I'm not totally sure if it will be right for me. I know there is another thread right now about natural birth but after reading it, I feel like the discussion has become focused on C-sections. So I am looking for your opinions/stories about midwife-assisted, drug-free births and the more "conventional" hopsital, epidural, OB kind of birth. Thanks so much for your help!