Some couples are bound and determined to have their children today, on a day that will go down in history.
Today is special and meaningful in more ways than one for some moms, who chose to have their children on this historic day:
• "This morning, here at Hackensack University Medical Center, I met a couple who I think will remember this day for the rest of their lives -- not only because of its distinguished place in American history -- but because of its place in their hearts, as the birthday of their new baby girl," writes Dr. Manny Alvarez for FOX News. "After the delivery, I asked the proud parents why they scheduled the birth (a C-section) for this day and they told me that -- as African Americans -- they wanted to give their child a gift she would remember for the rest of her life -- a gift that would honor and empower her as a symbol of the hope and change that became reality when the first African American man became the new leader of the free world."
• Mom Jacqueline Smith writes, "While I would love to attend this historic inauguration, I am unable to because I will be giving birth to my daughter. I have a scheduled C-section planned for that day and I am tickled pink. What a wonderful day to be born. I will try my best to watch the inauguration from my hospital room and to tell my children what a special day it is for our country."
• Teri, mom of two with another on the way, is being induced today. "I'm scheduled to be induced on Inauguration Day, January 20, 2009!" she blogs proudly.
What do you think of scheduling induction or C-sections on special days like today?