I know this thread is a little old, but wanted to reply.
I had a homebirth for my 2nd child, after what I thought was a traumatic hospital birth with my 1st. My homebirth baby is 14 months old, but I still have these not-so-good feelings about our homebirth.
I was in SHOCK at how much the contractions hurt! I wanted to go to the hospital to get an epidural SO BAD, but the thought of getting in the car and going made me cry. It was awful and I just wanted it to end. I thought it was just awful. I never wanted to feel that pain again, and still don't.
Then, DD got stuck. We had a pretty bad shoulder dystocia, which required resuscitation and transfer. She's fine now, but it was so scary, physically painful, and DH and I thought she was dying before our eyes.
After the birth, in the hospital when I was being stitched up from a tear, I looked over at DH and said, "Go ahead and get that vasectomy. I don't ever want to go through this again." Well, he didn't, and I'm glad, because we may still want at least one more, but still, that's how traumatic it was.
If we ever have #3, it will be a hospital birth. Not only do I want to be there in case of another SD, but also it would be nice to be there in case I wanted an epidural.
Tired mommy to a 2, 4, and 6 year old!