I'm planning my first home birth here.. if she makes it (she lives about an hour away from us), and a doula as well (who also lives about an hour away.. in the opposite direction lol).
We had one free u/s (done by some residents.. one of which is a friend of ours), at 14 weeks which was comforting to me to know everything was okay.. and interesting to find out the sex so very early (very definite boy).
Otherwise we aren't using a doppler in pregnancy, only stethoscope, though our midwife does use a doppler briefly during labor/delivery because it's easier under those circumstances.
And we aren't doing any testing either. Simply the urine/blood pressure checks and visiting with the midwife getting to know each other and discussing any issues that may come up.
I'm hoping for a water birth.. in my living room (where I already have a couple of aquariums one of which is 50gal, a nice large water picture, etc) it's the most relaxing room in our home.
ETA: technically where I live my lay midwife (cpm) can't legally deliver us in our State... but she says she obeys God.. not man.. in this instance and feels that women should have the right to a natural birth at home.