Wha?? Haven't you ever heard the term "too posh to push", of course c/sections for no medical reason are challenged!
I know that at least one of those deaths was when a homebirth was undertaken even though it was considered high risk (no not vbac).
I actually like the sound of homebirth- I just don't like it when people become so determined to do it that nothing else mattes (ie, if they are high risk or whatever)
I think homebirth being normalised and done through hospitals (not actually in hospital, connected to the maternity wing) on medicare is a great idea. Just so you all know where I stand.