I've had 2 home births, the 1st one (my 2nd baby) I only told close people and it was sort of on a need to know only basis... Honestly I just didn't feel like battling with some people... both sides of family were supportive, so it was more strangers or non close friends that I just didn't tell, I always answered pretty vague when asked... After everyone knew, so the 3rd time I had more of a battle on my hands... all the what ifs... and so on... I just started telling people it was a personal decision and unless they were going to research both sides, I wasn't up for having the discussion... I did have a bit more family drama from some newer family members last time, and it was a downer...
Best wishes with your plans! I'd have another homebirth again in a heartbeat! Its a sacred moment and awesome to spend it at home with family!
DD1 (7) DD2 (4) DS1 (22 months) Baby #4 EDD 7/13/14