Hiya I'm trying to decide if I should ask my best friend to come to the birth this time. I wouldn't normally consider it but months ago she invited me to her next birth (she's not pregnant yet) so I am considering asking her to mine. I think it would be an amazing experience to be able to give someone, but I don't know if I'm confident enough to be able to do it. With Brody I screamed the place down, had a tear and ended up going into theatre. I dunno if I'd be too embarrassed doing all that infront of someone else. BUT she is my best friend, I've known her for years and I think it would be so nice for her if I could only get the guts to invite her. Did anyone here have a mate at the birth, or would you consider it?