It frustrates me too that I cannot get a homebirth in Sweden. I would have to pay for it out of pocket, and try to find a midwife to attend me - no easy task.
So, hospital it is for us as well. At least here hospital births are midwife based, and I won't get to see an OB unless there is a real problem - it is more like an American birth center. I'll have access to a bath, shower, accupuncture, birthing balls....you name it, they have it. The epidural rate in our local hospital is only 15%, so I am confident that they will encourage me to try other things before going for the drugs.
If it is anything like my hospital birth in Britain, I'll be a happy bunny!