I had a homebirth with Lily, and I got a few of those sorts of comments about how brave I was and how "I could never do that, not have the option for drugs" sorts of things. Thankfully I enver got any "why are you putting your baby's life in danger?" type comments, because quite frankly I'd have gone off about their misinterpretation of me wanting a homebirth for my own comfort and that I get off by risking my baby's life. I know moms who have gotten these sorts of comments and it drives me batty.
Once I'd given birth at home, I was fairly open about having had Lily at home, and planning another homebirth, I was also fairly open.
Other than my midwife, I am the only person at our church (400+) to have a homebirth. Im one of 4 moms who sling, and one of 3 who cloth diaper. (Our nursery pages you to change your cloth diapered baby, they dont change cloth!). Interestingly, several of the older women in my church were themselves born at home, and they have been a great source of support and encouragement for me. Miss Katharine (early 70s) told me her oldest brother owns the bed that she and her 4 siblings were born in!
Of course, with this birth having been unplanned unassisted, we get a lot of comments. I am fairly open about that as well. We think it was awesome and cool, though we'd have preferred our friend and midwife to be there. But it really was just not that big of a deal. Baby comes out, you support the head till the body is delivered, untangle baby from cord if necessary, and make sure she's breathing. Rob's like 'what? You just sorta do it!".
He is an awesome testimony for homebirth, having not planed to deliver our baby, but didn't think it was some massive heroic deed. Just normal. And natural.