One problem may be finding a midwife who can accept VBAC clients. Laws differ from region to region. For example, where I live midwives currently must have a written practice agreeement with a physician. The physicians use the agreement to limit what the midwife is able to do - what clients she is able to accept.
The risk of uterine rupture is pretty low if you do not use a labor stimulating drug, and your midwife can help you stay confident this is not happening. Some mothers who had a caesarean early in labor are concerned when they feel the strong contractions that it is the uterus separating, however these concerns are usually proven to be wrong.
The general recommendation is that you labor in a place that allows you to go from detection of a problem to surgery in 30 minutes. Your midwife can help you determine if your home fits this.
There will be a lot of mental concerns for a VBAC mom. You may find yourself fearing that whatever caused the surgical birth for your previous child will repeat itself. You may also fight feelings of fear when you reach the point at which your previous labor was deemed in need of a surgical birth.