I'm debating about whether it would be ok to NOT have anyone here for my other kids when the baby is born. I like to labor alone and DH has never done anything besides watch (he did catch DD but the midwife could have done it just as easily) so I don't need him during labor. DD watched her brothers' births and I'm not worried about her. DS1 would be fine. Not sure about DS2, but DH could just hold him if need be. I don't see him flipping out and needing to leave the room or anything. There were too many people in the house with DS2's birth (midwife, assistant, DH & kids, my mom) and there would be just as many this time if someone was here for the kids. Also, I don't have anyone I could count on to come no matter what so I might have someone lined up and the birth would be when they were working anyway. I would have a plan in place for the kids in case a transfer was necessary.
Has anyone chosen not to have anyone there for their other (young) kids?