Giving birth is one of the most intense physical experiences you can go through. Even quickest most painless labors involve pushing a human being out of your body, so it's reasonable to feel anxious about the process.
Some women find it soothing to have their partner or close loved ones in the delivery room with them. When the shooting pains reach a peak high they can look at the supportive faces of people who love them and can't wait to meet the new baby.
However, in some cases, having people witness one of the most vulnerable physical moments of your life adds to the anxiety. Particularly, if they're not sensitive and respectful of how scary it can be to push a full human out of your body.
AITA for deciding to ban my boyfriend from the delivery room after finding out him and his brother were placing bets on my labor and delivery?