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Would you or did you have your other children in the delivery room?

Is this appropriate? At what age? Does the sex of the child matter?

What is your opinion?

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amazinggrace83

Asked by amazinggrace83 at 12:12 PM on Dec. 4, 2012 in General Parenting

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  • I think I'd have a daughter there, maybe 12 and up? Probably never going to be in that position so I haven't given it much thought.

    But I'd never have one of my sons in there, though...
    FreeForAll

    Answer by FreeForAll at 12:13 PM on Dec. 4, 2012

  • Nope not appropriate unless I had a daughter who was at least 16 or older.

    Younger children don't belong there. I think its a terrible way to introduce a new sibling. "This little creature is causing MY mommy pain, and I'm supposed to like the thing? I don't think so!" is what I would imagine would be the thought process of a young child.
    Ginger0104

    Answer by Ginger0104 at 12:14 PM on Dec. 4, 2012

  • But I'd never have one of my sons in there, though...
    Answer by FreeForAll a minute ago

    I agree, but what makes you feel this way? I have a friend that thought (delvering her 3rd) that both of her boys should be present, I think they were 3 and 4 at the time.
    amazinggrace83

    Comment by amazinggrace83 (original poster) at 12:16 PM on Dec. 4, 2012

  • I did not and would not, no matter their ages.
    idareyou

    Answer by idareyou at 12:16 PM on Dec. 4, 2012

  • Younger children don't belong there. I think its a terrible way to introduce a new sibling. "This little creature is causing MY mommy pain, and I'm supposed to like the thing? I don't think so!" is what I would imagine would be the thought process of a young child.
    Answer by Ginger0104 2 minutes ago

    This is what I think too... I think it would be scary for them.
    amazinggrace83

    Comment by amazinggrace83 (original poster) at 12:17 PM on Dec. 4, 2012

  • My opinion is unless the children are 17 or older & REALLY REALLY want to be there then Absolutely NOT! I think it's ridiculous to have small children there EVER.
    ILovemyPaulie

    Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 12:17 PM on Dec. 4, 2012

  • I HAD to have my 2 yr old DD is the room. I was living in a state with no friends or family when I went into labor. When my then husband got there he was able to find a way to get her in the base daycare for a few hours while I had my son.
    LostSoul88

    Answer by LostSoul88 at 12:18 PM on Dec. 4, 2012

  • ^^^^That is definitely an exception. You have to do what you have to do!
    ILovemyPaulie

    Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 12:20 PM on Dec. 4, 2012

  • OMG, I would NEVER bring children that young in!

    And I'm not sure about the boy thing, grace. I'm just not comfortable with it.
    FreeForAll

    Answer by FreeForAll at 12:20 PM on Dec. 4, 2012

  • And I'm not sure about the boy thing, grace. I'm just not comfortable with it.
    Answer by FreeForAll a minute ago

    I get it... I think my feeling is that is something they should experience with their wife, having THEIR OWN children, not seeing their brother born. If that makes sense. I just think my boys would freak out and that the situation is just uncomfortable.
    amazinggrace83

    Comment by amazinggrace83 (original poster) at 12:24 PM on Dec. 4, 2012

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