It’s absolutely worth the risk of neonatal seizures, hemorrhaging, and the myriad of other complications associated with child birth to have “the experience” that you want, this one day out of your life, so that you can get on Facebook and brag to your other hippie friends how crunchy, natural, and counter-culture you are. Yep, it’s worth it!
I had three kids in a hospital. And that was a good thing for #2 who needed the neonatal repertory team, waiting at my feet, to help him out after birth. The inconvenience of a “fetal monitor” is being complained about? I get that they’re itchy, but, but it’s a minimally invasive device that can let you know if your baby’s in distress during labor. An IV? Really? Stirrups? That’s the make-or-break issue for you? Child birth often presents with fatal complications for both parties. Not to mention, some infants need immediate medical treatment after birth for conditions that are not always known during pregnancy.
Childbirth is not an occasion to express yourself or make yourself as comfortable as possible (although you have a better shot at that with an epidural in a hospital, btw). You have a job to do, and should use the tools we have to bring your kid into this world in the healthiest way possible. Your first act of parenting should be about the child’s healthy and safety (and you not leaving him motherless!), and not about how superior you are to all the "sheeple," or how your legs are positioned when he comes out.