Managed or physiological third stage?
What did you choose? Or what are you opting for?
I wasn't given an option when I had Harry so it was interesting to be asked. My decision (physiological with the option to change my mind) is predicated on:
1. Home birth, not hospital, no complications
2. Fairly quick labour etc (as Harry was)
Because I see it as a way of slowing the whole process down, giving me time with Baxter and hubby in between, and keeping things as natural as possible. I'm certainly no earth mother but I would prefer to have as little (what I perceive as) intervention as possible, but am very open-minded about it.
Hubby was surprised as he was sure I'd be far more 'done and dusted' about it, but I suspect he isn't fully aware of how attached I am to the whole home birth experience. I don't think I was even aware until it got close.
Interesting to hear what others decided.