Yeah I think for most people it's still a UC as long as there's no trained medical professional. Although wow, I give a lot of kudos to the women that can literally do it on their own. I feel liek I'm going to want to be left alone, but I can't imagine not having the option to call DH into the room and help if needed (and he probably will be there with me for support, regardless).
For us, I would still "count" it as a UC, because he's never attended a birth before, medic or not. What he knows is the same as what any well informed MDC mother knows before a delivery (as opposed to what most mainstream mamas know, you know?). But he still would probably be freaked out about the birth itself. It's more his skills in recussitation that make me feel more comfortable. He's never done a newborn before, but he has dealt with that general scenerio, and I know he knows what to do. But for the most part, any birth complications that came up, I would be the one directing him I think, not the other way around.
But, of course that's all assuming I could convince him to UC, and I don't know I could. But like I said... I do respect his feelings on that. It was a long way intitally for him to become supportive of homebirth, and I think without any births under his belt (ours or someone elses) it's asking a lot of him to be ok going it alone, you know? Maybe for a second child.
BFS: I've thought of that too. I've never labored before obviously, but my mother's labors were all increasing speed. I'm the oldest, and was about 10 hours I think, then around 4, then 45 minutes (born juuuustt inside the room, almost a hallway baby). Then with my youngest brother she was a bit older, but that one still was... I think max 10 hours. She left during the night, so I don't know what time, and had him at 10:45am. So I know I have to keep in mind the possibility of it being a quick labor. I'm ok with it being an "oops" UC, but I'm not sure if DH would be upset. Time to talk about it I suppose...