I was a doula at a transport, so it wasn't my experience exactly, but the way I saw the midwives handle the situation completely confirmed my beliefs in the safety of homebirth. The watched her carefully, saw a problem before most OBs in a hospital would have noticed it, partly because they were watching the whole labor and mom, not just a monitor and dilation. this momma was a friend of mine as well, and she was trying for a VBAC, her scar ruptured, and from decision to be transfered, to baby's birth was less than 20 minutes (about 5 min drive from the hospital), bub never had any decels and OB that did the surgery said even he wouldn't have made the decision to section based on what the midwives knew and mom knew intuitively. Mom was upset of course, but knew that it was not a rash decision and was very thankful to dilate as far as she did (8cm) and know that bub was ready to be born, she went into labor on her own. From what I saw, emergencies can be handled apropriately and with compassion and care at home as well.