(Closed) For moms who wear glasses/contacts – what did you wear during delivery?

posted 5 years ago in Babies
Post # 17
3507 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

JenGirl:  I wore my glasses on purpose because I was getting induced. I didn’t know how long it would take and I didn’t wanna bother with drops. However, I did switch into contacts when I was able to get out of bed.

Post # 18
4192 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

I had a scheduled induction early in the a.m., and started with my glasses, then put contacts in after a couple of hours. Dear Daughter ended up being delivered via c-section, so I was really glad to have my contacts in, as I cant see anything without them.

Post # 21
479 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2014 - Monte Carlo inn

JenGirl:  Glasses all the way. My labour lasted 36 hours because I wouldn’t dialate fast enough. I think if I wore my contacts for 36 hours I would have been blind by the time my baby was born.

Your glasses and how oily they make you feel will be the very LAST thing on your mind. The first thing on your mind is to get that baby OUT!! 

Post # 22
1360 posts
Bumble bee

JenGirl:  I remember telling my hubby to take my glasses off because I was pushing and in so much pain that I thought my face was going to explode!  I was sweating and crying and the glasses just got in the way.  I didn’t bring my contacts with me. I wouldn’t have had time for them anyways.  I was really busy with baby after she was born and I was exhausted all the time, so it was convenient to just put my glasses on and take them off whenever I needed to.

Post # 24
6444 posts
Bee Keeper

JenGirl:  I wish I would have kept my contacts in.  I had a 12 hour labor, and it got annoying pushing them up just in general.  I always wear contacts so all of a sudden wearing glasses just was annoying as all heck.

Post # 26
545 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

lovesbooks99:  Your birth story sounds very familar! I started out with glasses on but took them off while laboring. I was in so much pain (had picotin and epi didn’t work), my eyes were closed for most of the labor<br /><br />

Post # 27
1770 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

you might be overthinking this one a bit. I say just wear your glasses or even take them off altogether.

Post # 28
226 posts
Helper bee

I really wish I wore my glasses instead of my contacts.  I decided to wear contacts because I thought not only could i see better with my contacts in but I also thought I would look better for pictures.  Turns out they needed to put an oxygen mask on me, and so during the last part of my labor I had air blowing out from underneath the mask near my eyes drying my contacts out.  I was really disappointed because I wanted to see my baby right after he came out, and I wanted to see DETAIL like the expression on my hubby’s face when he got to hold our son for the first time.  Thanks to wearing the contacts combined with the oxygen mask, I missed out on a lot of the little things that I had been looking forward to the most.

Post # 29
1079 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

JenGirl:  I wore my contacts. I think once you start pushing unless you plan on watching through a mirror you can take them off and put them back on once the baby is out 🙂

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