I'm getting ready for the delivery of my baby, but I'm wondering if there is a right or wrong thing to do when it comes to who is invited to the delivery room.
Momlogic's Talitha: I will be delivering my baby in just a few weeks, and though I realize there is not much I can control when it comes to that day, I'm wondering who should (and should not) be in the delivery room. Help!
There are some women I talk to who allow their moms to videotape their deliveries, and there are others who say "absolutely not" to having family in the room at any point at all (besides the baby's daddy). I don't want to exclude anybody, or hurt anybody's feelings, but if I wanted nobody there at all, would that be my choice to make or are people's expectations to be taken into consideration?
Of course there is my husband, too, and though I am the one that has to push this baby out, he will hopefully be a big part of the delivery. What if he is set on having his sister or someone that will support him through it (what if he passes out??)? Does he get a say?
In my gut, I feel like giving birth is a very private experience and it would seem better to just have my husband, doula, and medical staff there. We are starting our family together, and though our extended family will be a huge part of our baby's life, it may make sense to me to keep it just between the three of us. What do I do?