basically I want to know can I choose which hospital I give birth in? Don't want to out myself so I hope this makes sense. Im moving house soon and would fall under hospital X. I had my DC1 at hospital Y and had a very positive experience. All my family live in the same town as Y. Where we are moving is equal distance from X and Y (20 minutes). So can I request that I give birth in hospital Y even though I don't live in the area that falls under it? There is a midwife led unit 5 minutes from where we are moving but I'm not sure I feel comfortable going there although I am going to have a look round.
When I got pregnant I had the choice of about 5 diff hospitals and was told I could have a look round them but I already knew I wanted the one that was closest to my family. So I think you can choose what you want really. I am with you on homebirths. You never know what can happen and I feel the hospital is the best place to be for both you and the baby.