(Closed) If you were delivering naturally…

posted 6 years ago in Babies
  • poll: Who would be allowed in the room with you aside from the medical team?
    NO ONE. : (0 votes)
    My partner only. : (85 votes)
    82 %
    Immediate family (partner and kids) : (9 votes)
    9 %
    Immediate and extended family : (6 votes)
    6 %
    Anyone who wants to check it out! : (4 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 3
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    When I give birth (if God blesses my DH & I with a child), I would want my DH and my momma in the room with me..no one else!

    Post # 4
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    My midwife said I could have whoever I wanted there with me (until it got too crowded of course) but I chose to only have my husband with me (FI then).

    Post # 5
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    My mom, BFF, and DH (of course) were there. Some of the nursing students asked if they could watch, and my midwife had a medical student. I swear there were like 15 people in the room. (It seemed like 1000!) It was kind of fun though, everyone was screaming and cheering for us and really supporting me ( my epi didn’t work, and I was mentally unprepared for the pain) I really liked having everyone there. Every time DD’s head peeked further and further out, the cheers would get louder and it really helped me do my thang. I only pushed for 20 minutes. =) 

    Post # 6
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    5572 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    During the labor but not delivery portion I’m planning on it definitely being DH and probably my mom and sister as the only people allowed in the room with me. During the actual delivery portion the plan right now is for it to be just DH and myself (along with the medical team, obviously) but we’ll see if that changes!

    Post # 7
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    9029 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    we plan to have a natural birth and aside from any medical staff i want it to be just my husband. i think its an intimate thing and should just be between the two of us

    Post # 8
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    2190 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    So… this sounds weird everytime I tell it but DH, my mom, my dad and my sister were all in the room. It never felt weird because we were all together during labor, hanging out and they were so supportive. Then when it came time to push, my parents backed off and didn’t see any details (huge room and they were in the corner seating area). Lol my poor sister held my leg while I pushed and DH was holding both of my hands while I squeezed them as tight as I could. I realize this was different. But it worked.

    At the time it was like nothing mattered except have the support I needed. Originally I only wanted DH in there for the delivery. Somehow everything happened fast. I had a friend tell me that her parents were in the delivery room (this was when I was pregnant) and I thought “ew.”

    Next child, it will definitely just be DH. He had no idea what to do the first time, but I think he’s got it now.

    Post # 9
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    133 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2009

    I would want my DH and my mom there. Maybe my best friend? Probably not.

    Post # 10
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    3482 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2011

    My DH and only my DH. I would be mortified if anyone else I knew was in there seeing me like that.

    Post # 11
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    3344 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    My husband has a tendency to pass out when he sees just a little bit of blood.  I want him to be there but I don’t want him to see anything.

    Post # 12
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    952 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I am totally freaked out by all of the process. I couldn’t imagine having 50 people staring down there. I know it’s not a problem, but I would always be concerned about what they are thinking/looking at. I really only want my DH but I may have my mom if she only stays by my head lol.

    Post # 13
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    1676 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I am going to have DH and our doula in the room with me.  Also, my sister might be there too.  I think I’m ok with that, and it sounds like she actually wants to see what birth is all about.  (I think if I were in her shoes I wouldn’t want to be in the delivery room b/c seeing all of the pain would freak me out.  She doesn’t have kids of her own yet.)

    Post # 14
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    120 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    DH and I have actually discussed this.  I told him he BETTER be in the delivery room with me.   He says he will stand at the head of the bed… he does NOT want to be “all up in the mix”, lol!

    Post # 15
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I definitely want my DH and my mom to be in the room for sure.  I would also allow my MIL and/or my sister if they wanted to be there.

    I would also allow any nursing or med students who wanted to observe to be in there with the medical team.

    Post # 16
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    1883 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    My husband stood by my head the entire time. Somebody asked if I wanted a mirror and I was like HELLZ NOOO! I’m pretty sure I pooped, but I didn’t want to see it so I could pretend it didn’t happen.

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