The short answer: Both are wonderful.
The longer answer: In both places I was helped by a lovely midwife, and delivered in the hospital. Both girls were born with a head full of soft, dark hair. In both cases, Alex was, as he always is, an incredible rock of help and support.
The differences: In America, the nurses repeatedly said that Norah was “doing great” when she was being treated, etc. In England, Harriet was called “clever girl.” In America, Norah weighed 7 lb., 11 oz. In England, Harriet weighed 3750 grams. In America, someone brought me a drink of water afterwards. In England, Alex and I were served tea and toast. In America, I went home on the fourth day. In England, I went home five hours later.