I'm planning another drug free birth and whiile I don't want to totally sheild my dd from birth, I don't want her to get scared when it gets intense either... I'm thinking at least for the early parts of labor i'll just have her with us, but when it intesifies... Well, the problem is anyone i woud trust her with will probably just be in the waiting room, and I know when i had her I was... Well... A little loud... This one may be easier though since it's my second and i should have a birth tub available... Where were your kids when you were in labor? With a sitter? a grandparent? At home or the waiting room?