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November 20th, 2013, 07:17 AM
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Yes, my children are asked if they would like to be present. I do waterbirths so they don't actually see much at all. I have someone to watch the littlest ones because they aren't all that interested until baby is born. It is a really special experience to hear your kids encouraging you. One of my favorite moments was my 6 year old saying, "Mom, I really want the baby to be born. Can you please hurry up!" when I was pushing. My Doula is great at explaining why Moms make noises during childbirth and explaining what is happening. She knows our kids really well and knows if she needs to take them out or redirect them.
Alison - Mom to: Emmeline (7/14), Augustus (2) Maximus (4) Eleanor (5) Reid (6) Evelyn (8) Lucas (13) Christopher (14)

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