Post # 1
I’m super close with my step mom. She is like my birth mom in my eyes. I want her there. With my first DD she missed the birth by literally 3 min. She walked in just as they pulled her out. This time I told her she is not leaving the hospital, I don’t care if she has to order pizza, she is not leaving. lol With my DD I had my birth mom, DH, and my MIL. MIL was actually a HUGE help at the end. My birth mom did great too!
Anyone else having people other then SO in the room with them during birth?
Post # 3
@figgnewton: I’m sorry your step mom missed your first DD’s birth! Hopefully second time’s a charm! I’m not having a baby anytime soon, but I can’t imagine not having my mom and FMIL there.
Post # 4
@somethingaquamarine: She had C-Sections with both of her kids. She has always wanted to see a vaginal birth and these are her first grandbabies. She is excited to see this babys birth!
Post # 5
Wow! You had a lot of people for #1! The hospitals I’ve been to only allow 2. Was it weird at all with that many people? Besides DH, I only want my mom there, but only bc she is a nurse practitioner and knows soooo much about birthing that it’s practically like having a doctor there the entire time. If she wasn’t a healthcare provider, I’m not sure I would want her there And hells to the no with MIL, omg I would die if she was there but she drives me crazy, so that’s probably why! haha
Post # 6
When our friends had a baby they could only have two people at max in the room, so you are lucky if you can have more!
When my mom had my brother (22 years ago aww) she had my dad and aunt in there. My aunt was never able to have kids and wanted to watch a baby being born. I plan on just having my husband, but my mom needs to be in there while I;m in labor. She’s the only one that can make me laugh when I’m a complete wreck.
Post # 7
I’m definitely having my hubby (obviously) and if my mom is in town, then I would like her in the room with me. My parents are on a European vacation until the 28th of September and I’m due the 23rd, so I’m not sure if it will happen.
Post # 8
I definitely plan on having Mr CL and my mum in the room, can’t imagine it any other way. There is no chance in hell I want Mr CL’s mum there. I love her to bits but she’d stress me out too much!
Post # 9
My mom and DH will both definitely be in the room for the birth of my children. I wouldn’t be opposed to my MIL being there either (although I don’t know that she’d be interested).
Post # 10
DH for sure, obviously. I wouldn’t mind having my mom and MIL in the room, but it’s not some major thing for me that I need them there – and depending on where we’re living, they may not be in town/close by when the time comes (we don’t live close to either family right now, and may be moving to the other side of the country soon).
Post # 11
My BIL’s girlfriend gave birth in the parking lot of the hospital this morning and her sister was there, so I guess that counts!
Post # 12
I am not sure about who I will want in the room with me, but I know my MIL and SIL are driving 4hrs to see me in the hospital as soon as we tell them we are going, so I am not sure what they expect or how I would feel about them being there for delivery. The hospital allows me to have 3 designated support people, so it will be my husband for sure, and I am not sure who else, if anyone until after little girl arrives. I’m not sure if I will welcome the distraction or want to focus and relax! If I do allow them both, I will feel bad that my mom is left out – she never wanted anyone to visit her until the baby was born so I know she will understand if I want to be alone with my husband till then, but I would feel kindof annoyed if I were her and my MIL/SIL were allowed in and not her.
Post # 13
I am having my hubby… And possibly my mom. Mil will not be in the room, we’re actually debating when we will let her know that the baby’s here.
Post # 14
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I plan on having my DH, mom, and sister in the room and that’s it!
Post # 15
I am only having my DH but would love to have my mom. I just think it would be unfair to not have my MIL and I dont think I could have my MIL in there.
I know my sister in law had my MIL and my MIL talks about how much she appreciated it ( hinting at me letting her too) but i just cant.
Post # 16
My DH will be there and I would like to include both my mother and MIL!
My MIL only had boys so if she wants to be in there I would love it!