Be Ready for the Big Moment
After hours of sweat and maybe a few tears, the big moment is here -- the arrival of your little bundle of joy. That's where your job comes in: cutting the umbilical cord. If you want to cut the cord, be sure to let the doctor know. If you'd rather leave it to the professionals, simply decline if offered the opportunity. And don't be surprised if you find yourself overwhelmed by emotions -- you've just been through an awe-inspiring experience too. "Being with my wife, Clare, through her labor and delivery was one of the greatest experiences of my life," says Mike Mochizuki, of Bethesda, Maryland. "It was miraculous to see our son come into the world."