I'm now 33wks and reality is hitting that I need to prepare mentally for birth. With a history of anxiety and panic attacks every time I have had an antenatal appt at the hospital I have got stressed and palpitations. I take antidepressants and have had to have extra growth scans as the baby is on the the small side. Having spoke to a registrar after my scan today after mentioning my anxiety she said had I considered a home birth and I said no as I live in a flat so ruled it out. She said I should look into it and now I'm confused at what is best. I like the thought of being at home in a familiar environment but live in a 1 bed flat so room is restricted. Also I would feel more relaxed but then what are the odds the baby was in distress or something else and therefore needing to go to hospital, that in itself could cause a great deal of panic and anxiety. Also pain relief, if it gets too much at a late stage you then have to endure a rush to hospital and then may have to wait to get the drugs. In a perfect scenario I would love to stay at home for as long as possible before having to go to hospital, would that be classed as a home birth as I'd need gas and air. Would appreciate your thoughts or experiences..