Who’s in the delivery room with you?

When I was born, there was no choice: dads were outside of the delivery room with cigars and dimes for the pay phone (ok, so I’m old…).  When my children were born, of course, my husband was there the whole time (ok, not that helpful but there..)

Now, the question is: Who should be in the delivery room? There is a lot of conversation about the whole extended family attending the blessed event, and it sounds so lovely until I visualize myself in “that position” with my second cousin twice removed as a witness. Seriously, the discussions really surround the decision to let one or two other close relatives – a mom or sister – in the room. 

What do you think?

Another big decision about what happens in the delivery room is cord blood collection, for more information to help with this decision click here