Some useful academic articles on siblings at home birth.
This is an issue that often comes up as a reason not to choose a home birth and can be raised by professionals as well as by family members.
I haven't read any of these articles here yet - I'm just noting them down for future reference.
some useful articles with regard to children at births
FRIESEN, E. 1996. Children Welcoming Children. The Birthkit, 12, p7-8.
SCULLION, P.A., MCCALMONT, C.P. 1995. Siblings in the Delivery Room: Some Issues Explored. British Journal of Midwifery, 3(1), p39-42.
SCULLION, P., SCULLION, J. 1994. Children in the Delivery Room. British Journal of Midwifery, 2(8), p375-377.
SIMKIN, P. 1993. When Should a Child Attend a Sibling's Birth? Midwifery Today, 28, p37.