Babies and Birthing
Do Amish have set times to have a child, or are they allowed to decide to have a child on their own? —Evelyn N.
Most leave family planning up to God.
Do Amish parents let their daughter help deliver the baby or is it only done by the midwife? —Noah E.
No, a daughter would not be present. Not all of them will use a midwife either. Some have home births with only husband and wife present. Others may ask the wife’s mother to help. Others have a midwife, and plenty of others choose to use a birthing center or a hospital.
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