I've decided to push for a home birth when I see the midwife tomorrow but I'm a bit worried about how I can make this happen. When I mentioned it at my 8 week midwife appointment she just said 'we can't do that here' and changed the subject onto how fantastic the maternity unit is. The maternity unit is 15 mins from my house in the opposite direction to the hospital! It also means having to drag james out in the middle of the night, and the inlaws having to drive for half hour to collect him from mat unit to take back to their house. There are no drugs in the mat unit I couldn't get at home, seems a lot of hassle for nothing! Has anyone else had problems getting a home birth? What did you do? I haven't a clue what my rights are. I don't want to be shoved in a hospital ward just cos it's more convenient for the nhs. I'm sure a homebirth would actually save them money! They'd have to open the mat unit especially for me as it's only opened when someone's in labour at night.