If you are wanting to avoid a c-section or other medical interventions if at all possible, stay home as long as possible. Doctors will watch the clock and time closely. If things seem to be going well and you are comfortable at home, wait until labor becomes more intense before going in to the hospital, generally speaking. Again pray the whole time and seek God's wisdom in knowing when to go to the hospital, if that's what your choosing.
Prolonged labor can put added stress on the baby. Again, ask for wisdom throughout. Labors can take 36 to 48 hours if you are slow moving. This does not necessarily mean that anything is wrong, but it could be a sign of complication.
Have you had long, drawn out labors? Did you have interventions? Share your experience!