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Allowing 7 Year Old to Join in Birth Experience

Hello I am 35 weeks pregnant and my 7 year old keeps telling me that he wants to be at the hospital to witness the birth of his sister. He has been asking for a few months and I honestly thought he would give up on the idea. I had been against the idea , as I was worried about him being scared/traumatized but our doula said she had experienced young children at births with no problems. Does anyone have any experience with this matter? Thanks for all your feedback! C.