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September 23rd, 2010, 08:14 AM
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I'd recommend having someone you trust being in your home to help with your children. That way, you dont have to worry about meals/naps/etc.. and if needed they can take them out of the room and occupy them during the birth (or any time you need them to).
I had my mom and sisters here, and when it came time to push, my youngest sister (13) took DS(18months) right outside the room(We had the birth pool set up in our kitchen/dining room, and he was in the living room), so he could still see me, but not be too overwhelmed by it all. It was nap time, so he was tired and a little cranky, but he did really well with it all. He got more upset by the baby crying after he was born than anything!
After he got to see baby and mommy, he went down for his nap, and by the time he woke up, everything was clean, and we all snuggled up in bed together!

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