First a little humor....
Some reasons we were leaning towards home birth.....
1)Unnecessary interventions that had nothing to do with my labor/birth process or medical history. Just hospital policy.
2)Uncertain environment. So much depends on the nurse you get or the on call doctors.
3)Doctors not listening to my medical/pregnancy history and "freaking out" when the situation then comes up. Jumping to suggestions of interventions and c-sections despite my assurances that the situation would right itself; because it always had in the past and did again shortly after it came up. Specifically...my babies turn. They spin all the way through the last month of pregnancy and even overdue. Every single one has gone back to vertex for birth on their own, but none of my doctors listen to that. My midwives do and have a much more relaxed attitude about this knowing there is nothing we can do until "birthday."
4)Our family dynamics. Hospitals do not lend themselves well to a bunch of kids being around before, during or after a birth. The birth center was so much better, but still not what we (or our children) were wanting.
5)My own pregnancy/labor/delivery and medical history makes me an excellent candidate for a home birth. *If this was not the case it would have overruled all of the other reasons to home birth and we would go to a hospital.
6)This one really didn't come into play, but is a perk....given the time of year; planning to be home just feels good. Snow storms, influenza outbreaks and such are not a concern knowing I'll be staying home.