What are some alternative birth methods?

Wide Variety. There are options for both labor and delivery. Keeping safety of mother and baby in mind and dependent on pain management, labor has many positions and levels of activity. Walking, sitting, resting are all options as are water baths. Delivery as well can vary from recumbent to hands and knees, squatting, or water births, all depending on pt., caregiver and location. Early discussion is rec.
You can go online. And read all about this topic, as a board certified obgyn who has done over 5000 deliveries , i rec traditional birth in a hospital by an obgyn or a midwife who has a strict backup arrangement with an obgyn in case there is an emergency, in 2013 home birth is not recommended at all !