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June 10th, 2013, 10:48 PM
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My kids have always been welcome at subsequent sibling births. With my second baby, my first was 23 months, with the third the older two were 2.5 and 4.5.

To prepare I watched birth videos with them and talked them through what was going to happen. I always have had an adult they were comfortable with at the birth specifically for them.

It went just fine both times. I really think it helped with the transition and we had little to no jealousy of the new baby.

This time around the girls will be 8, 6, and almost 4 and of course will be welcome to be at the birth.

That said, if I were having a hospital birth I would not have them be there for various reasons. I also know how I labor and I stay very calm outwardly so it doesn't freak my kids out and I very effectively tune out the world around me, so I am not bothered by them for the most part.
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