who will watch your other kids during labor?
I'm lucky this time around, because our oldest daughter is 15, so she can hold down the fort for a few hours.
When my little guy was born, my girls were 12 (almost 13) and 10, and I went to the hospital at 1 AM.
When I had my second I had secured that my Aunt would watch my son.
My last 2 labors started in the evening, and went into the night, my children slept through the first one, and we woke up the older 3 for the last one...we didn't have anyone for childcare, they just stayed asleep in their beds, and I was here laboring, along with Dh and his parents, and the midwife (for the last birth - the one before was unassisted)...it worked out well!
It really, truly does make a difference to have older children!