Would you include your child in your labor and birth?
This article below shares how to prepare your child to be a part of your birth and labor.
I have always opted not to allow my children at my births. I am very private and after three home births know what works best for me, my pain management and frame of mind. I don't think I'd even let my teens at my birth. Last June, my oldest witnessed a part of my miscarriage losing Michael and I wish she hadn't, but my husband needed her help when I passed out. :( I think it scared her too much and don't think she was ready for it.
However, they've always been a part of my pregnancies. For the longest time because I had so many so young they joined me in my prenatal appointments until I was comfortable leaving them outside on nice days or in the van watching movies or doing school work since my girls were getting old enough to watch them.
What about you, would you include your child in your labor and birth?
At the age she is now, I might actually let her be a part of it. She's got the personality for handling something like that, I believe. I won't be having any more babies though, so not happening.