Siblings at Birth: A Survey and Study
Article first published online: 31 MAR 2007
Volume 6, Issue 2, pages 80–87, June 1979
How to Cite
Anderson, S. V. (1979), Siblings at Birth: A Survey and Study. Birth, 6: 80–87. doi: 10.1111/j.1523-536X.1979.tb01313.x
- Issue published online: 31 MAR 2007
- Article first published online: 31 MAR 2007
ABSTRACT: The recent literature describing sibling presence at childbirth is reviewed. The parents of 43 children who were present at the births of their siblings were interviewed to assess the reactions of the children to the birth, the parents and the new baby. Based on this information, guidelines are presented to assist parents in preparing their children to be present at the birth, and to care for their older child during labor and delivery.