So, I've been preparing my daughter (just turned 3) for the upcoming birth of her sister. She says she wants to be there, so I've been really trying to prepare her. She's already quite concerned when I wince because of a particularly strong kick or regular preggo discomfort, so I'm a bit worried she's going to freak out when I'm in labour. I've been showing her youtube videos of homebirths, and she LOVES them. Anything else I can try? How have you guys helped siblings prepare for the birth (if you have?)? She's a very sensitive/empathetic kid and doesn't like to see anyone upset... do you think it's best if I just tell her she can't be there? I don't want to scar the poor kid.
Interesting side-note - she FREAKS. OUT. when doctors or other attendants try to do anything to interfere with the momma or the baby in the videos. She LOVES homebirth videos where the momma pushes without people telling her what to do or stepping in, but as soon as she sees a person in scrubs or the suction tubes or anything she says 'it's scary! I don't like this one!' My little natural-birther. She gets very excited when the baby starts to crown and she can tell there's a head... 'it's coming out! Look, it's so beautiful!'