Natural/Home birth Tips!!!

I’ve always been interested in the idea of natural birth/home birth. A big reason before was I didn’t like the idea of being confined to my back in an unnatural position. But now that I’m pregnant with my first child I’m starting to consider it more. The cost to have a baby in the us is RIDICULOUS. Like is $14k really worth a day of pain. Looking to find info on the matter. I like the idea of a home birth with a trained midwife nurse.( with medical training) how much did you pay? Was it really that bad? Pain? I know it’s going to hurt duh but is it as bad as it is told to be. I will always do what’s best for our baby, I just want to fully educate myself before I commit obviously. Let me know your experience and advice