I delivered at Morristown with Avalon in April. While I didn't get the VBAC I'd hoped for, I blame that more on bad circumstances (my baby had his cord wrapped around him twice -- confirmed on U/S and then during c-section -- and never descended despite hours of active, natural labor).
I had a doula (Kim Connor, liked her very much) and had no problem sticking to my plan for the majority of the time I was there. Because I was a VBAC candidate I was encouraged to go to the hospital earlier than someone with no previous c-section might.
I had a great labor room with the big tub, though I never did get to try it since I wasn't dilating (didn't want to relax too much and slow things down further). I used the shower and was walking almost constantly, or down on all fours on a yoga mat. I remember being so exhausted (strong contrax from 2 AM until the following evening) that I'd put my head down on the floor and doze off for a minute before the next contraction came along!
My MW (Joanne Cunha) was patient and unobtrusive. She spent most of the time just sitting quietly, watching the monitor (I had wireless monitoring) or offering encouragement. After several hours I expressed my feeling, my intuition that something wasn't right. I had been there so long with absolutely no progress, no descending. It was at that point that we discussed other possible interventions (no pitocin for me as a VBAC - things like breaking my water). She felt it would be dangerous to break my water given the cord issue, so we didn't do that. Eventually (probably after the 3rd time I was checked with no progress) I decided on the repeat c/s.
I wasn't offered an epidural during the entire time I was there (8+ hours). They did a spinal on the operating table right before surgery.
I was encouraged to eat/drink the whole time, though at some point I stopped drinking enough and they encouraged a saline IV near the end (I had a heplock inserted first thing -- again, being a VBAC -- so this was no big deal as far as being distracting or interrupting).
I never felt rushed -- like I said, I was the one who started getting the feeling that something was wrong. The monitors showed that we were both ok, I just knew that he wasn't coming down.
Joanne sat with me during the whole c/s. My husband was there too, on the other side, but he left so that he could stay with the baby while I was being stitched up. She didn't leave until after I was stable in recovery, ready to be transferred to my room -- probably close to 11 PM.
The nurses at Morristown were awesome, too. As a second-time mom I had no problems with the breastfeeding, but the nurses were supportive and I felt like they wouldn't have sabotaged a new mom, you know? I was nursing DS pretty much 24/7 and when one of them came in, she said, "You nursing that baby AGAIN?" I was all prepared for a snarky comment, but then she said, "That's great! Your milk will come in quickly now!"
The postpartum rooms are private, there are snacks available all day long and a nice solarium with a big tv to hang out in (there are also tvs in the rooms, which are like hotel rooms, honestly). The worst part of being there was just missing my first son and my husband, so I checked out after only 3 nights -- otherwise I wouldn't have had a problem with staying 4, as is typical after a c/s.
Anyway, that was a long post! I think it's great if you have the option for homebirth, and if that suits you. In my situation it wasn't really an option, but I think I got what I was looking for with Avalon and Morristown. Definitely 'shop around' while you can!