I'd like DH to be there. As for where - just a nice clean well staffed hospital - is that too much to hope for?
Pain relief - I'd like to do it on gas and air, I would consider going for something stronger if the circumstances required it! Having just had my gallbladder removed after 6 months of it being an absolute pain, and having suffered a cruciate ligament tear, I like to think I have a high pain threshold - I'm sure my illusions of this will be shattered at the time!
I will be at the hospital as this will be another VBAC (vaginal birth after caesarean) like my last one.
My preference would be water (bath or pool depending on availability) and gas and air, like last time... although i will never rule anything out as my first labour taught me!!
I had gas and air, pethidine, epidural and then after 72 hours i had an emergency section anyway! (though please dont let this scvare you as i went onto have a pretty straight forward labour with number two) we're all different and we all get there int he end!