I think I saw your post on another question - you wound up with a C-section, didn't you? I actually had a scheduled C-section with my first because I had placenta previa. Although I've always wanted a natural, home birth, I went to the hospital for my second child because I felt like that was safer for a VBAC (vaginal birth after caesarean). Partly because of my previous section, they wanted me to have a hep lock. This is basically a needle in your hand with no IV tubing attached to it.
With a hep lock, they have immediate access should you need an IV quickly, but you don't have to be hooked up to it all the time.
Now that I've had one VBAC, the nurse-midwives in my area will take me at the birth center if and when there is a baby #3. They might even let me deliver at home! Good luck to you with your next baby.