For those who are going for a med/intervention free birth what's the protocol on when your water breaks and when you need to go to the hospital? Specifically if the water breaks at term but you don't have early/active labor contractions yet. I know birth centers and hospitals deal with things differently. Many midwives say you are at less risk of infection in your own home than a hospital with people checking your cervix. But hospitals want you to come right away. I know this is a bit of a what if, but I've read different things on this and would like to hear from others!
My OB is supportive of med-free but really wants me to come in if water is to break. However, I know the longer I'm there the more likely that inductions will be discussed. So in this scenario, would I go right away and get checked, and then just walk around the hospital hoping to get things moving, or wait at home an hour or two to see if contractions start?