Dads-to-be, best friends and their own mums all make the list
Although 78% of mums want the baby’s dad to be their birth partner, one in 10 mums-to-be believe that they would get ‘annoyed’ by their presence during birth, according to a new study.The research, from BabyChild.org.uk also revealed that 15% of mums-to-be are worried that their partner will try and make jokes during labour to lighten the mood. Only 39% said that they wanted someone else present instead when in labour, with 26% wanting their mum and 13% wanting their best friend by their side. If you’re having trouble deciding who’s the right birth partner for you, our guide on how to choose your birth partner may help.
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