I went to the hospital when my water broke since the hospital was only 10 miles away. I got there in time with both of them..barely. My labors were 1 1/2 hours and 2 hours. I had GBS and needed the IV antibiotics although neither time did they get them in. I would rather go to the hospital just in case something was wrong with the baby.
I've only had one. I was young and dumb too. LOL I drove the hour and a half to the hospital. The whole thing lasted 7 hours total. Next time, I am better informed and will have a homebirth or birth center birth.