Who would you be comfortable with watching you give birth? The midwife? Of course. Your partner? Certainly.
Many women want their mums there or sisters and some even have friends as support people.
But what about your dad?
It seems a growing number of women are happily turning birth into a family affair by inviting their mothers, father and even their in-laws to watch them give birth.
Long gone are the days of women slugging it out alone with the expectation these days that a woman has whoever she wishes as support people by her side.
But the idea of having a father and father-in-law in the delivery suite still raises eyebrows.
After all it's a soul -bearing experience. There is no room for delicacy or modesty when you are stark naked, sweating and pushing a baby, not to mention all sorts of bodily fluids, out of your vagina.
When I first heard that many women were opting to have their fathers by their sides (or heads, or legs) I was amazed. After having three kids myself I know what birth is like and as much as I love my father I can’t imagine wanting him there at the business end – or him wanting to be there - but it seems like my attitude isn’t that of everyone's.