Was there supposed to be a link in your original post to the study??
We were actually planning for a water birth at home with DD but ended up switching to a hospital MW (whom I LOVE) at 31 weeks for a number of reasons. My DH was not on board with the idea from day one, both of our families were against it, and I was butting heads with the homebirth MW so I made the final call to just can the whole idea and I felt a huge weight lifted from me. I was so stressed out prior to that point that everyone was against my decision to deliver at home. Thankfully we had a wonderful hospital experience so all of my fears of delivering in one went out the window and I look forward to deliver our next baby there.
One of my friends gave birth to her second child at home last fall (first child was born in a hospital) and it almost ended up being an unassisted birth because her MWs got there just 3 minutes before she delivered!
After the medical complications I had with DD, I'd be too scared to deliver at home.
After 3 natural hospital births, I'm dying to have the last one at home.