Hi, this is my second baby. My first birth was very straight forward, however I found it very stressful as the medical personnel were pushing me to have things I didn't really want (such as an epidural, which they then couldn't get in). My partner is a paramedic and is very keep for me to be in the hospital 'just in case something goes wrong' and I understand that but I find hospitals hugely stressful and really don't want to be forced into anything again. We went to the doctor yesterday and as I am 2kg over there healthy scale. I was told that I will have to have the baby there and I can't even go to a birthing center. I will need an epidural and that I will also need constant monitoring as will my baby. I really don't want that and now I don't know what to do. I know if I go in I'll get stressed out and the Labour is more likely to become complicated but nobody seems to be listening to me about it.