When I had my epidural with my DD, my husband was allowed to stay and watch, although I don't think he had a good "view". I did make the nurse hold my hand - she was coaching me from the front to curl my back (which is kind of hard when you have a giant belly) and so she was trying to get me to tuck my shoulders and head (so DH was behind me instead).
Anyway I keep hearing that DH"s aren't allowed in while they give you an epi - or is it spinal - before you have a c-section? Is that what everyone is hearing? Anyone know why? (Just reducing prep time in the OR?)