I need your help on this decision! I was supposed to be discussing this with my midwife today and arranging appointments to view both places but obviously haven't been able to do that so... OPTION 1: Large local hospital (20 minutes' drive away). Has all facilities and many many births a year. Can have epidural or caesarian no problem (if required obviously). OPTION 2: Midwife-led unit (25-30 minutes' drive away). Fewer than 300 births a year so I'll probably be the only one. Calmer, can play my music etc. No facilities for epidural or Caesarian, if I need either I'll be ambulanced to the above which will take 40 minutes down the motorway OPTION 3: Give birth at Option 1 and recuperate at Option 2. So ladies, what do you think and why? I should probably also add that I am petrified of needles, hospitals and doctors and am a whinger. I am also terrified of any pain. I may need a caesarian as I am very small, although my midwife seems to think that Size 3 feet make no difference to pelvic size. What shall I do?!