You know, I kind of liked not having to worry about the midwife stuff (dd2 had meconium and had to be suctioned and monitored, etc.). I liked letting them do it because I was BEAT, and they were so competent and calm, and I was able to lay in bed and relax and let them do their job. It was nice to have other people take care of me and dd. I have a friend who had a UC birth and was really pleased with it though, so to each her own I guess. Of course, I also LIKED having people around when I was birthing, so that's a difference, too!!!