Re: Question about homebirth (long, sorry!)....
Just to note, I did have a small tear with one of my homebirths and my midwife was able to give me the 2 stitches needed right there in my room. I didn't have to go anywhere and have it done by an OB. I think whether or not a midwife can do this depends on what kind of license they have and what state you are in, so it is definitely something to ask when you interview.
Heather, wife to James & mommy to:
Jaden (8.06), Mara (8.07), Fenn (5.09),
Elias (7.10), & Levi (11.11) 80lbs lost!
*i* Loved and Lost (6/12), (9/12), & (2/13) *i*