For those that had hospital births, did you need further care for yourself or your child? What would have happened if you had a home birth?

I had 3rd degree tearing (can midwives stitch us up?) and my baby had amniotic fluid in her lungs because she came out without crowning and was in the NICU for 4 hours. I did it without an epidural though.

My girlfriend who gave birth across the hall wanted to do it natural too, but then they realized that the umbilical cord was wrapped around the baby's neck and she needed a c-section.

I can't help but feel if we lived in the middle of nowhere in the third world our babies wouldn't have survived, and I would have died from an infection in my hoo-haw.

if you had a home birth, were there no complications whatsoever? did you have to go to the hospital after?