I really am very confused and don't know where to go! Option 1 is a birth centre about 25 mins away. It has 4 rooms and an overnight stay room, I went on a tour today and it has a lovely, relaxed feel about it and was so quiet you could hear a pin drop. They average 1 birth a day there. I have been told that should any problems arise they will trasfer me via ambulance to the hospital. Option 2 is another birth centre attached to the local hospital. The birth centre there is much busier and not as quiet as the one above, the have one birth pool and as they are so busy it might well be taken. I haven't been on a tour there (there's not one till May) but have been told by the ladies at the above birth centre that it's located along one of the main hospital corridors and that there can be quite a bit of noise and lots of buzzers going off, people being taken down to labour ward etc. This is my first baby and I am planning on having as natural birth as possible using Natal Hypnotherapy, Tens and a birthing pool. I would love to go to option 1, the quiet birth centre but people keep on putting me off of it. My sister had an uncomplicated pregnancy and gave birth to her daughter in hospital, her baby's heart rate dipped and all of a sudden the room was filled with Drs and they used a ventouse to help baby come out. She has said to me what happens in that situation? I would have to be transferred and would baby be in danger? I just don't know what to do. All through my pregnancy I have been useless at making decisions and this seems to be the worst one of the lot. One minute I am going to the birth centre and am happy about it, the next I am thinking it's being selfish and what if something were to happen, I'd never forgive myself... Can any of you offer your opinions to try and help me make a decision? The places in question are High Wycombe Birth Centre and Stoke Mandeville Hospital.