I totally wouldn't mind a UC...though I've never had a posterior baby before, so it could be a little more difficult this time if baby doesn't turn around. And last time there was a pretty tight cord around the neck, and I bled a lot for the first few minutes, but then it stopped (though the midwife had the pitocin injection ready in her hand watching closely).
So while I actually like being alone for labor, I do like the security of someone being there right afterwards. Plus, as ColoradoMama said, it's nice not to have to do all that stuff yourself afterwards (my husband isn't good with laundry, cleaning, etc.). And it's comforting to have someone there to do an initial check of the baby to make sure all is well.
Last night I actually experienced my first few contractions (NOT BHs!). I had never felt contractions without already having my water break before. It was neat not to be doubled over in pain, but to feel all those familiar sensations. But after a little while I decided I wasn't ready because it was 10pm and I needed to go to bed, LOL, (too tired to have a baby after little or no sleep...done that twice before). But my husband said, "Let me know when it's time to call Ann." I smiled and said, "Does it look like I need Ann?" which was basically my way of avoiding the query, because I really just wanted to be left alone whether I was really in labor or not (though I did demand that he vacuum the dining room suddenly and clean up the shoes and "stuff" on the kitchen floor...last minute nesting I guess