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Should little kids be allowed to watch mom deliver?
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Dr. Leto Quarles
Family Medicine
In brief: Many factors
This is a very personal decision, based on culture, beliefs & family relationships; there is no right or wrong answer. A child should not be forced to watch if they are scared, & should have an adult specifically with them to reassure them & answer questions, besides mom's labor support person.
In-between option is child in room, but up by mom's face or holding her hand (not watching birth).

In brief: Many factors
This is a very personal decision, based on culture, beliefs & family relationships; there is no right or wrong answer. A child should not be forced to watch if they are scared, & should have an adult specifically with them to reassure them & answer questions, besides mom's labor support person.
In-between option is child in room, but up by mom's face or holding her hand (not watching birth).
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