I am in need of your abundant wisdom and ideas.
I am due in 5 weeks with my 2nd DD and the subject has come up about who will be there at the birth as my support people.
I was planning on only having DH there for this birth as my first was quite quick and easy (as quick and easy as you would call birth). My DH has expressed the desire to have MIL there this time. Now I dont really have a problem with MIL being there only that we are not that close and feel it would be uncomfortable for both of us as I would not rely on her for support in the birth so would mostly just be an observer (which is a bit creepy IMO).
I do however want to include her somehow in the birth but other than having her in the waiting room to come in as soon as she is born, I dont know how else to do that?
How have you included family/friends in the birth without actually having them there in the room with you?
Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.