(Closed) DH doesn't want to cut the cord…

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
  • poll: Did your SO want to cut the cord?
    He wanted to, and did. : (3 votes)
    8 %
    He wanted to, but wasn't allowed/able. : (1 votes)
    3 %
    He didn't want to, but changed his mind and did anyway. : (0 votes)
    He didn't want to, and didn't. : (2 votes)
    5 %
    He was ambivalent about it, but did. : (2 votes)
    5 %
    He was ambivalent about it, and didn't. : (1 votes)
    3 %
    He wants to. : (12 votes)
    32 %
    He doesn't want to. : (11 votes)
    29 %
    He's ambivalent about it. : (6 votes)
    16 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    3078 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Some guys aren’t comfortable with it.  I don’t think he should feel obligated to do it.

    Post # 4
    Member
    5977 posts
    Bee Keeper

    So, my Darling Husband wants to, but he’s in the biology field, so this kind of stuff facinates him. I’m not going to lie, if I were in his position, I don’t think I’d want to. That kind of stuff makes me queasy! I’ve told him I’m not even sure I want him watching what happens down there! But he’s way too interested in all of that to listen to me!

    Post # 6
    Member
    4275 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    We have not discussed this yet. It is not a big deal to me if he dosn’t want to though.

    Post # 7
    Member
    5572 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    My Darling Husband is the same as yours….no interest in cutting it whatsoever! I definitely don’t blame him, I don’t think I’d want to do it either!

    Post # 8
    Member
    4150 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I’m not pregnant, but my DH and I have talked about this.  He absolutely cannot stand the sight of blood, feels faint at the sight of anything “gross” and doesn’t think he would be able to cut the cord.  I’m not sure if he will change his mind when we’re in the moment or not though, it’s hard to say!  But if he really doesn’t want to, I wouldn’t try and push him.  Let him make the decision.

    Post # 9
    Member
    5096 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    HA, I thought this post was going to be about being married to a mama’s boy. Not that he LITERALLY didn’t want to cut the cord, lol.

    Post # 10
    Member
    1280 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    my husband is ambivalent but i called him a wuss so now he says he is gonna do it. not that i recommend a childish thing like that hahahahah. i just think it probably wont matter to either of you much when that sweet baby comes. 

    Post # 11
    Member
    5655 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2011

    Hmmm I never asked Darling Husband if he wanted to cut the cord…. I guess he probably would’ve since we had planned on him “catching” baby anyways, but who knows. lol

    Post # 12
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    3693 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    I’m not pregnant yet.  I don’t know how Darling Husband would feel about cutting the cord.  He gets queasy over stuff like holding the dogs while I clean their ears.  

    Post # 13
    Member
    3671 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    My husband goes back and forth on this.  He thinks it’s gross and doesn’t want to hurt either of us (he just finds it hard to believe that cutting it won’t affect us).  It didn’t help at all when our childbirth instructor compared it to cutting raw chicken.  We talked about it though and he said since he’s not super against it, he’s going to do it because he thinks he’ll regret it if he doesn’t.  

    My instructor also said that her husband had decided he in no way wanted to cut the cord.  Then when their first child was born and emotions took over, he told the doctor he wanted to cut the cord more than anything.  

    Post # 14
    Member
    7296 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    i can’t remember if we have directly discussed this yet, but i can say with 99.9% certainty that he will have zero interest or desire to cut the cord!  If he does, he will certainly surprise me!

    Post # 15
    Member
    1628 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    My Fiance is freaked out by the sight of blood…my future birth plans will have to include a cot for Fiance to pass out on should he get queasy during delivery, so cutting the cord seems unlikely. I’m bummed, but I know it’s not a reflection of his thoughts on a baby.

    Post # 16
    Member
    720 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    I wouldn’t want to do it so I don’t blame the guy for not.  My husband was kind of squeamish at the thought of it but ended up doing it.  I also didn’t think he’d go further south than my head but he did that, too.  🙂  I had one friend whose husband said he couldn’t cut the lifeline between his wife and his child (and this guy is an avid hunter/fisherman). 

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