Recently, Moms Council member Julie Short posted a link on Facebook about parents asking about their children being present in the delivery room for the birth of their new baby.
The article said that older children can be less jealous of their new sibling if they are there when it's born. A Boston Globe article told of 2- and 4-year-old children yelling "Push, push" during delivery, and a 7-year-old cutting the umbilical cord.
One hospital requires that each child in the delivery room be assigned to an adult for supervision and care.
Today, let's talk children and childbirth. Does this make sense or have these parents just completely lost their minds? Would you be able to deal with contractions and your other children at the same time, or is that taking multi-tasking a wee bit too far?
Joining us, as always, is our awesome Moms Council.
is a freelance reporter who has worked with Patch and is also a communications professional. She is a first-time mom of a son born in 2010.
works in public relations. She has a daughter, Amara. Monina is also a member of the Disney Moms Panel, one of 15 moms selected nationwide, advising people online about planning Disney vacations. Monina has also started blogging for Avon Patch. If you're a parent and want to share your experiences raising children in Avon, you can also .
is a mom of four children ages 6 and under with her husband, Bill. Their fourth child, Colette, arrived Jan. 10. Stephanie also works part-time.
is a native of New Jersey. She is a marketing professional who has worked in advertising, market research, vending and equipment companies. She and her husband live in Avon with their two children.
is a mom to a Girl Scout and lives in Avon.
is a member of the and past president of Avon Early Childhood PTA.