So, in the ever-fighting battle to actually believe that I'm really ku, I've been thinking about L&D.
I work for a private preschool/daycare affiliated with a local hospital network. Every kid in my class belongs to an employee and a large number of this years class is somehow involved in the L&D or NICU department. I love these moms and trust them implicitly (esp the nicu moms). I could deliver at that specific hospital (#1) or a networked hospital (#2) (that is well-known for their birthing center).
For both of my friends births, I was her coach and she had her kids at the competing hosptials new women and children's hospital. She had an enjoyable experience, no complaints and as her coach, I was pleased with the service and quality of care she got. They are known in town as THE childbirth hospital (#3).
So wwyd? The difference in distances (from my apt) are minimal. From work, I could walk to L&D @ #1, from my parents, I'd be closer to #2 or #3 (no joke, they are across the street from each other). I've heard nothing but good things about all three and while I'd like to financially support the hospital that keeps me employed, I don't know if I'd want to have one of my moms holding my knees or wiping the poo off the table (even though I know they're all incredibly professional).
Only a few of my mom's know I'm ku yet, but I'm sure they'll ask where I'm delivering once they know officially.
Edit: I forgot to add---part of the other reason I want to decide is they both have different classes and programs, but they are free if you use them for L&D.