Alone or surrounded, it is up to you to decide
Whether planned or not, the day of the birth is always full of intense emotions mixed with immense joy, tender impatience and, very naturally, a tiny bit of fear. Of course, you will have dealt pragmatically with the practicalities (will you go alone to the maternity hospital, accompanied by your partner, a friend, a member of the family, etc.) but as for the rest, it is a day on which your inner me must take priority. Also, as regards the presence of someone close to you at your side in the delivery room, giving in to pressure is out of the question. It is for you to decide. You are entirely free to decide simply to be surrounded by the medical team or to experience this moment in the company of one or even more people of your choice. However, check the policy of your maternity hospital in this regard, some of them only allow you to be accompanied by one person. And do not worry about convention; there is nothing to stop you changing your mind about who you want to have with you at the last moment!