Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: in a cascade of embraces
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I think she would LOVE it!We always invite our kids to our births,and a caregiver each that is focused on their positive experience.Last time, we gave them each a disposable camera, and it was very fun!Our oldest slept thru our second baby's birth.(who knows how!)And at our third birth,nobody belived the baby was actually comming, so they took the kids on a ride, and they got home in time to see the placenta birth.Last time was the camera's, all were there, and thrilled.We just announced I'm pregnant to them last night and they are SO exited!
By way of preperation, I just bring the kids into the whole experience.All the appointments,all the conversations,we watch lots of births,including our own,and it's just the most natural, normal thing ever.And I honestly belive we have no rivalry between 4 siblings because they have never been uninvolved.
I also cannot imagine a better experience to help us guide them thru their teen hormones than them seeing firsthand in a non-pressure way,before they ever cared, what sex means, and when in life it would be most appropriate.