The term family-centered maternity care (FCMC) implies family togetherness during the time of labor and delivery. The needs and feelings of the mother, father, and baby are of the utmost importance, second only to the safety of the mother and baby. FCMC includes such concepts as father participation in labor, delivery and cesarean birth; bonding time; rooming-in; sibling involvement; and presence of other family members and/or friends during labor and delivery. All of these concepts are discussed on this website.