I'm wondering if there is a happy medium between home birth and a hospital birth. I'm hesitant to give up the hospital completely but want to be in control of my labor. I want to be able to move around freely and not be confined on my back in a bed when I need to push. I was considering a doula but am also exploring the idea of a midwife. If we have a midwife, will the hospital allow her to be the primary attending 'physician' for the birth?
What type of birth did you have or are you planning? How did you find a happy medium between your wishes and the rigidity of the hospital system?