Okay, edited to not let this one see the morning light~ Amazing how just writing things out can help decisions be made :)
Edited by stellabluz - 7/11/11 at 12:55am
Wow! That is a lot of people to attend your birth! Honestly, I don't know if I'd be comfortable with all of those people in my house/L&D room/birthing room during labor, but that's just me.
Now, if I was in the position of being the friend that was left out, would I be hurt? Yes, but I'd get over it. I'm sure you'd make it so that she was able to be there shortly thereafter, right? And I would certainly be honest with the friend that would be left out. It would hurt more to find out later that she was secretly left out.
Just a thought! Good luck!
Girls~I am not asking about that! It is my family, my 3 and 6 year old daughters and midwives. Simple sweet home birthin with family. Someone there to watch the children and tend to other household activities like bakin birthday cakes and joyful celebrations. I am fine with the number of happy souls in my house.