I never had meconium staining with any of my dear children who were all born at home. My last baby came out pooping all over though, but no staining in the amniotic fluid prebirth.
There had been a baby born in the hospital three minutes from me who died because the pediatrician and nursery staff never noticed that he never made a "poopy" diaper.
He was released from the hospital with his teenage mother, and died a few days later.
When he was brought to the hospital, and the reason for his death became obvious, the hospital staff accused her of switching babies on them and bringing in a baby that had died at a home birth.
Imagine having your newborn die because of a hospital mistake, and then being accused of doing a switch-a-roo by the hospital staff!
The young mother sued the hospital and settled out of court, but not after lots of publicity. The pediatric nurse was fired, but I think the supervising pediatrician/neonatalogist who released the baby should have been fired also.
Unbelieveable! Needless to say, when my dear son was born healthy and pooping too, I was very happy!