At-home birth has been proven to be as safe or safer for low-risk pregnancy women. From what I have seen, birth has its best chance of being normal when it is in a home environment. You have to deliver where you feel safe.
It was a very empowering experience for me to give birth that way. It was the most painful thing I've ever experienced, but I lived through it. Now I want to shake every pregnant woman I know and say 'have a home birth!