Wearing jewelry/rings during delivery?

posted 2 years ago in Rings
Post # 16
162 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2016 - The Great Southern Club

i was not required to take any jewelry off until i had to have a C section (which i didn’t think was going to happen). i forgot to take off my earrings when i arrived at the hospital otherwise i wasn’t wearing any jewelry. i wouldn’t wear anything you treasure because it could get lost in the excitement of the delivery or if you have to end up with a c section or you never know, someone could steal it.

i can bet you will be so caught up with your new beautiful baby you won’t even think about not having them on 🙂

Post # 17
901 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: City, State

time for a stunt ring!  gold-filled jewelry in a different style (or the same style) as your e-ring can be cheap, unsentimental (in case it gets lost) but still ‘present’. 

if it makes you feel less foolish, you can plan to add the ring to a cross on a necklace for your DD/ DS when they get of age to wear them.   i know i’d love to have a ring my mom wore when i was delivered.  that’ll make it super sentimental in the long run.

Post # 18
1129 posts
Bumble bee

HappyCatLady :  they made me take off all of my jewelry. They said it their policy incase the patient needs an emergency c-section. 

Post # 20
6535 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

I had my rings on a necklace. Never even occurred to me to take them off, but I wouldn’t have had them on my hand (between summer and pregnancy they wouldn’t fit anyway). Now when I look back at pics, I think it’s nice to see them just above my son’s head. Can’t imagine any piercings would matter unless you are planning to tear at your face or hair… seems doubtful.

Post # 21
516 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

I wore my wedding and engagement rings during labor and delivery. I’m super sentimental and wanted them on, and it was no problem at all. I had an IV on that hand and it didn’t matter.

My husband also wanted to wear his ring but he forgot it. We actually turned around halfway to the hospital to go back and get it.

I’m pregnant again and if my rings still fit, I’m planning to wear them again, otherwise I’ll put them on a necklace and wear them that way.

Post # 22
6409 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 1997

Most hospitals recommend you remove all jewelry. If there is an emergency, jewelry can get damaged or lost (or stolen). Of course, the vast majority of cases are not emergencies, especially not serious emergencies where they need to use ventilators or other equipment, so it generally doesn’t matter. But if something DOES happen, the hospital will not guarantee the safety of your jewelry. 

Most hospitals will also request you wear no makeup and no fingernail polish because in the case of an emergency, the fingernail polish or fake nails can interfere with the oxygen probes and makeup can affect how well surgical tape sticks. It can also affect your skin color, making it harder to read the body’s signals about health. Of course, we know how well most places enforce these things (they generally don’t), but those are still the recommendations.

Post # 23
3036 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

My hospital had a pre-check-in procedure where you visit before going into labor to do all of the intake paperwork so you’re not filling in medication allergies and pre-existing conditions while you are having contractions. At the pre check-in I was instructed not to wear any rings as I would be required to remove them prior to having the IV placed. They highly discouraged other jewelry as well as they would need to be removed in the event of an unplanned c-section.

It was kind of moot by then because my poor hands had swollen so badly that neither my size 4 wedding band nor my stand-in size 5 and 6 bands fit! 

Post # 24
633 posts
Busy bee

HappyCatLady :  trust me, the last thing you’ll think about is your jewelry. You’ll be so focused on your baby. Plus, I had an unexpected (and then a planned) c-section and they pumped my iv so full of fluids I swelled really bad for a week. Plus a necklace might get in the way with skin to skin contact. I recommend no jewelry, plus I think my hospital didn’t allow it.

Post # 25
610 posts
Busy bee

Take it off, leave it at home and forget about it.

It always surprises me how many women wear their engagement rings with new babies, their skin is fragile and easily scratched when dressing and changing 

I haven’t worn mine for this reason for 2 years.

My wedding ring is smooth and a plain band so no issue there. 

Don’t get a stand in for such a short amount of time, save your money. 

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