I must say, I'm torn as to where I want to have Rizo. Part of me wants a home birth. *most* of me wants a home birth. But there is still that bit that thinks being is a hospital would be best. From what I understand, using a midwife in a hospital means the midwife is in charge and it's an extra precaution in case something *does* go wrong. I have (had?) a condition called ITP, meaning that my platelets are not stable. Platelets are what clot your blood. I'm not acute, and my platelet levels are high enough (although, I should *really* get to my GP and get some blood work done, no?), it is still a concern.
Other considerations are that, as Ms. Foxes pointed out to me last night, that a factor in *her* decision was the laundry to do after! I have no doubt that I will not be the one doing it, but...it *is* a consideration!
anywho, we still have some time, and the midwives to chat with.
Pluses on Sunnybrook:
I can have J and a secondary support person, who aren't considered visitors.
They have a BATHTUB! and rooms with a 3 sided tub for water births
The birth rooms are private and have a lounge and a reclining chair.