I am having a homebirth, but per Midwife orders I must fill out an emergency form, and preregester at the hospital in which I would go to if there were an emergency. So bascially we have an offer in on a house that will be about 5 min (IF that from the nearest hospital). I know very little about this hospital, have never been there in my life. But have heard people make negative comments about it. They do have a fairly new (last couple years it was built) Maternity unit. While the hospital I do prefer will be approximately 1 hr and 15 min away from this new house. I say the hospital I prefer, it really is just like any other hospital I have heard of, it has specific rules, you have no say, but I have been there for two of my deliveries so I atleast know what to expect. So in case of an emergency do you pick the closest hospital because its closest, or do you go with the one your prefer???