@Pippinwhite -- Now that's scary. I'm just a huge chicken, I guess. I never would think about having my babies at home. Both my parents were born at home, but I would never do it. I'm just too much of a scaredy-cat. Because with uterine atony, if you're at home, you might bleed out before the ambulance ever gets there.
A friend's daughter had a ruptured placenta and was actually on her way to the ER when the actual rupture happened. If she hadn't been, they would have lost her and the baby. As it was, her heart stopped twice from hypovolemic shock. They had to take the baby. He weighed four pounds, so he was in pretty good shape.