The answer to this question really varies by area, as well as a few other factors. Your insurance coverage will, of course, be the primary factor - not all insurance policies cover home birth at all, so all of the expenses may be out of pocket. It also depends on CNM vs. CPM - CNMs, being advanced practice nurses, command a higher salary. Many midwifery practices offer an all-in-one sort of deal, where you pay for all of your checkups, birth gear, birth attendance, and postpartum care in a lump sum.
As far as strictly for the birth itself, I have heard numbers (just in my area) ranging from $600-2000. However, it is important to keep in mind that in NC, there is a total of ONE practice that handles planned homebirths and CPMs are not licensed here (meaning that any who practice in this state are technically practicing illegally). This effects the price as well.
at 9:39 PM on Apr. 7, 2011