I had a natural hospital birth after my waters broke at 36+2 gestation. My husband was my only birth partner and was extremely supportive - dealing with questions from the medical staff and helping remind me what we'd learned on our NCT antenatal class - eg relax, keep moving etc. The only gutting part was having my husband there throughout, only for him to be booted out afterwards and then restricted in his visiting times during our week long stay. I'd love to see family rooms in hospital so the whole family can be together after the birth. If I give birth again I would seriously consider a home birth mainly so we wouldn't have to be separated after the birth.