The MW came to my house yestersday to chat about the home birth and we discussed the possible risks. There are a few but mostly to the mother and really umcommon. She said her transfer rate to the hospital was about 1 in 4 and almost everytime it was due to the mother being tired and needing extra support to make surer birth wasn't too prolonged. She has all the equipment and meds to deal with hemorage or baby's breathing issues and the baby's heart rate is continually monitored. So I now feel fine - quite positive about it actually she also examined me and said that baby was fully engaged in the right postition and it should only be a couple of weeks at most- I need to get to 37 weeks though to qualify for home birth- so fingers crossed I last until then.