This thread was inspired by brendon_small
I’m about seven months pregnant. Recently, friends and family have been asking Mouse_Spouse and I if they can be present for the Mouselings birth. We give a polite, “Thank you for wanting to be with us, but we want this to be private. After the baby is born, we’ll have a gathering so you can met her.”
This seemed reasonable to us, but a lot of people are getting bent out of shape. We’re sticking to our guns. Having a baby will be a huge change, having a lot of people around would complicate things. (Especially the bunch of nuts I’m related to.)
I am greatful for people who care enough to offer support, but why would anyone want to be present for a birth? Do you really want to see someone you care for uncomfortable and in a immodest position. I love my friends, I love my family, but I want to keep the number of people who see me in stirrups to a minimum.