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

posted 5 years ago in Babies
Post # 61
551 posts
Busy bee

Contacts both times. I put them in both times as soon as labor started. My first labor was 6 hours from start to finish and my second was 87 minutes, lol, 7 at the hospital. Just bring a spare set in case and your glasses to put on after.

Post # 63
3378 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I don’t wear contacts anymore because they bother my eyes too much, so glasses are really the only option for me, but if I still used both I would choose glasses.  My eyes get dry easily and by the end of a day wearing contacts they would be very uncomfortable.  I’d think it would be a lot easier to take glasses off if they’re bothering you than to try to take contacts out without poking your eyes out during contractions.

FWIW I do everything in my glasses, including running and kickboxing and Zumba and stuff, so I can’t imagine labor would be that much more athletic that they would bother me.

Post # 64
367 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I was wearing my contacts when I went into labour. If I’d been wearing glasses I’d have changed into my contacts. I had a quick labour (waters broke 10PM, little boy born at 230AM) and I still had time to take a bath, wash and tie up my hair. I know my glasses would have irritated me! I lent on all 4s in the birthing pool and rested my head on the side so my glasses would have dug into my face. Also, things touching me made me super angry, like my hair bobble digging into my head when I lay down. I think my glasses would have been the same! I took eye drops but did not use them.

Post # 65
4282 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012


Post # 67
104 posts
Blushing bee

So I went very early. Went to hospital and stopped labor. Hung out at the hospital until the day baby was born (24 weeks, she is good and healthy now)! I wear contacts regularly. But when I went into the hospital I just wore glasses. I can’t recall but I think I took off my glasses before gong into the labor and delivery area. I was so focusend on the pain I could care less about what I could see!! 

If you go into labor and have time, I’d just take the contacts out and wear the glasses. You will be very uncomfortable and most likely not care about what you are wearing at that point. But you won’t know how long you will labor or what type of birth (V vs Csec). Can’t get up right away and try to look at cute. Believe me, it doesn’t matter in the end. Glasses are easier to remove If you need to. 

Post # 68
764 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Has anyone used a birthing tub with glasses? I’m afraid they’ll steam up.

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