Homebirths are still available here in South Australia although im not sure if they are everywhere. Personally for my own personal reasons I chose to have my son in hospital was because:
** If anything had gone wrong I was able to have my son looked after immediately rather than having a delay if I had been at home;
** Drugs were on offer if I had wanted to use them (which I ended up being required to have to help me rest);
** If there had been people showing up whom I didnt want present a the birth the midwives to tell them to go away;
The main reason for me though was the first reason I put, and it turned out I was forever thankful that I did have my son in hospital because I ended up needing to have vontouse because Elijah was becoming distressed and his heartbeat was rising and mine was dropping rapidly.
Hope this helps at all
SA, beautiful baby boy born 3/04/04 my life