Post # 1
FI and I are between NTNP & TTC right now. So naturally we’ve been discussing baby-related things =)
The subject of the delivery room came up, I personally would really like it if FI would be in there with me. But, he is suuuuper squimish, like, I’m not even joking.
For example: FI was watching a reality show (Gene Simmons Family Jewels) it was the episode where Gene and Shannon get facelifts. There was a scene that showed the drainage bag from Genes face, the bag was filled with boody looking water & FI fainted on the couch at the sight of that – he was out for like 10 mins. Neither of us think he can handle the delivery room haha… I’m thinking of getting my Mom to come in with me, when the time comes
How about you bee’s? Who came in with you? Could someone beyond squimish handle it?
Post # 2
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I only want hubby. I am sure his mother will try to worm her way in, but i don’t want anyone other than him, and the doctors or nurses.
Post # 3
Stephville: My DH was in the delivery room with me and he hates hosptials they make him squimish. Honestly your FI would be at your head and won’t see a thing. My DH did awesome and was completely fine.
Post # 4
Just my husband. I’m not into the whole entourage thing. My H is not squeamish, but there is no reason for any guy with an overly sensitive stomach to be overly nervous. He can stay up by your head and does not have to see anything he doesn’t want to see.
Post # 5
My DH and if for some reason we needed someone else, my mom. No more.
Post # 6
My hubby, Mum and Mother in Law…. I was wanting just hubby but our daughter was born 13 weeks early.
So add to that 2x Neonatologists 2x Registrars 2x Resus Doctors 2x Neonatal Nurses and tragically enough, I had my very own super, super, super good looking doctor!! I mean that good looking that in Labour I noticed… lol
Post # 7
Stephville: haha!! I am sorry but that just made me laugh! I thought my fiance was super squeemish.. but not that bad!!
Post # 8
I only wanted my husband there. My sister and mother would have killed to be there but they both are pretty high strung and I wanted zen haha. Like a pp said, you can have him up near your head if you think it would be too much. Just a tip though…my water broke and continued to leak during the entire 26 hours I was in labor I required a lot of care down there (changing sheets/towels etc.) but you can easily just have him stand outside for all of that.
Post # 9
I orginally wanted just my FI. But somehow my mother ended up there. *rolls eyes* We have a difficult relationship so I didn’t really want her there. My grandmother also came to check on me a few times, but she was only there because my grandfather was in the ICU at the same hospital and she was visiting him and heard I was there.
Post # 10
Just DH and the doctors. I had to have a C-section, though, so my situation was probably a bit different. From the beginning, I only wanted DH to be in the room with me. My parents were both at the hospital waiting, and I saw them right after DD was born. I wouldn’t have wanted either of them in the room with me, even if that had been an option.
Post # 11
Mostly just DH.
I was induced, my mom came up and stayed in the room with us for quite awhile. My dad also arrived and stayed for a couple hours. They left when we were ready to push though, so mostly it was just DH and a nurse with me for that.
OB and more nurses show up right before baby is about to come out.
My DH always said he would stay up by my head before labor but the nurse put him to work (he got to hold my good leg). So he saw pretty much everything except he couldn’t watch my epidural (apparently that is one long needle) or episiotomy so I think he turned his back for those. Labor is really gross and there are lots of fluids the whole time, but I couldn’t imagine not having DH there for that.
Post # 12
Right now, I’m planning on just my husband and our medical team. I’m up in the air about whether or not I want my mother there – my parents would like to at least be at the hospital, and my mom has said she’ll be in the room if I want her there. I need to talk to DH and get his input on whether or not he thinks it would be a good idea (if it would be better if it was just an intimate thing between us, becoming a family of three, or if it would be good to have my mother there for additional support). I know my mom wouldn’t stress me out – she’s low-key, a nurse, and has had three natural births herself – I just don’t know what I want right now.
Post # 13
My husband was there. I didn’t want my mom or anyone else. I told him he could stay north of the border if he wanted, but he ended up watching our son come out. I think he helped by holding one of my legs, but the details of labour are all a blur.
Post # 14
sandy85: Omg, you had like a whole party of people in there! And, wow, he must have been really good looking for you to notice at that exact point in time lmao
MissHockey: Lol, I think its funny too — I just can’t believe you can pass out because of something on TV! Which is why I’m so concerned about him “accidently” getting a glimpse of something, because I dont want him to drop like a ton of bricks!
mrsfancycups: it leaked for the whole 26 hours? Wow.. I didn’t even know that was possible! ..If I have anything similar to deal with him sure FI will be getting a lot of exercise in and out of the room lol
kes18: Your DH is a trooper! I think my FI would get light headed even at just the sight of the needle! I was just TALKING to him about the epidural needle probably being huge and he was feeling queezy lol
Post # 15
I had only my husband in the room with me, and for all future pregnancies plan on having just him! However, in your case..I don’t think he’d bbabble to take it… Not to sound gross but there’s like toons of blood and goop and possibly poop and pee and your water too…it’s not a pretty sight. Also my hubby said the room smelled so bad so I tnk that might be too much for ur poor husband! I’d probably still want him to try and be there though and have him be up by your head no matter what position ur in so he doesn’t have to see EVERYTHING! Good luck!