Bear with me.. So over Christmas I've had the usual fussing and the hot topic was what I was going to be doing with my 4 (almost 5 year old) when I give birth. Pre-2nd Feb, my Mum will be coming to have her, but after that my Mum is is Africa and I honestly have no plan in place. I have thought about it, a lot, but nothing is ideal and quite frankly is just filling me with dread (grandparents, in laws etc.) The last couple of days I've been seriously considering asking the midwife if she can come with us. If all stays uncomplicated I'll be in a birthing centre so a little more cosy than a conventional hospital room. Aside from all the logistics, I just think she'd absolutely love it. She is very emotionally intelligent for her age and is completely involved in all aspects of my pregnancy, she loves nothing more than coming to the midwife with me, seeing me have blood taken, seeing the scans etc. She is fascinated by it all. I suppose my main concern is knowing how she'd cope with seeing me in so much pain, and also not being to focus completely on labour as she is a Mummy's girl and I'm worried my partner wouldn't be able to fully take the reins with looking after her.. Has anyone here done it/anyone else actually considering it?