Before selecting a hospital because of fancy birthing suites, your doctor delivers there, or even proximity to your home, I would advise you to research their cesarean rates. Cesareanrates.com provides valuable stats and information that could help you make a decision that could mean the different between a vaginal or cesarean birth.
*State cesarean rates from 1990-2010
*Cesarean rates, induction, usage of vacuum or forceps and more for individual hospitals by state
*A list of which hospitals in the state allow vaginal birth after cesarean
Often the greatest way to prevent something from happening is to avoid putting yourself in a risky situation. Make sure wherever you decide to give birth you feel safe and comfortable with their staff, policies, statistical history.