This is my third and final pregnancy and it seems like my chances of having a home birth in Chicago are nil. My state does not acknowledge direct entry midwives only certified nurse midwives. This means no birthing centers or home delivery midwives in our state. CNM's operate in a hospital setting...you still deliver in a hospital. I'm so frustrated. I would very much like a water birth or at very least a delivery without the dreaded Pitocin. I delivered my second son with a CNM . Definitely an improvement, but still hooked up to IV and Pitocin to speed up labor. I don't know what to do.