Pregnant women keep mum during labour

Pregnant women mapping out their birth plans have revealed some surprising choices about just who they would like to have as a birth partner.

Whilst it would seem the obvious choice would be the dad, only 53 per cent of mums-to-be wanted him to be present whilst popping out the baby.

Apparently it seems that women don’t think their partners could cope with the stressful situation or they would find them annoying.

According to, 26 per cent of pregnant women preferred for their own mother to play the supporting role.