Is it better to go to a natural/birthing center or hospital?

Depends on the case. Many deliveries go smoothly & might have done fine at home or in a birthing center but you know this after the fact. In the us between 20-30% of deliveries are by c-section, sometimes as an emergency & at least 10% of newborns require some specialty care at birth. Centers designed to give you the midwife/minimally invasive experience with physicians & operating rooms on standby are the safest choic.