No. when they are at home, it is a more comfortable environment, they are not given rules on how many people can attend their birth...they can have their baby any way they want, (In a tub, on the bed, lying down, sitting, etc)..and they can walk around, eat when they want, and do things to help calm themselves that a hospital would not allow. When you're in a hospital, you're hooked up to machines and basically on bed rest until the baby arrives. It isn't even good physically, for the mother, to be giving birth like that anyway just because of the position. And some doctors are assholes and only want the mother to give birth according to their schedule..SO..when you give birth at home, there is less stress and the baby arrives when he/she wants to arrive. Not because some doctor wants a lunch break.