I had a pain med free labor and delivery with DD in a hospital two years ago. I'm rethinking that now that I would have to change practices to keep delivery at that hospital. Chaning hospitals is out of the question since I did a lot of laboring on my knees in the tub and the other hospital in town does not offer rooms with tubs. This is what started me thinking about a home birth.
I'm looking for any input you guys may have on choosing a care giver and any questions or concerns I should have for them. I'm far enough along in my pregnancy that it's starting to be a time crunch for me to get a prenatal appointment set up.
My biggest concern is the health of the new baby. I have read statistics online and it appears that generally there is increased chance of complication, but it's a doubling/trippling of a tiny number and is still a tiny number. The infant complication numbers I've seen do not specify a CPM from a CNM. I'm planning to go with a CNM if I do a home birth - how does that change the statistics? Does anyone have any resources they can point me to?
Thanks in advance for any help. I feel like I'm making a bigger deal out of this than it needs to be, but I'm an engineer and as such prefer to make decisions based on numbers. Although with the effort I'm going through, my luck will be that I'll have a breeched baby that won't turn.
ETA: I had group b strep with DD, but didn't mind being hooked up to the iv every 4 hours.