(Closed) Who do you want in the room when you deliver?

posted 11 years ago in Babies
  • poll: Who do you want in the room when you deliver?

    spouse / SO

    mom

    mother in law

    sister

    friend

    doctor / nurses

    midwife

    doula

    other

  • Post # 17
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 2009

    Just the necessary hospital staff and the husband.

    Post # 18
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I’ll want my husband and my mom. My husband because he’s my rock and it’s his child and he needs to be there from the beginning. My mom because I want another woman there who’s been through the process and who I am 100% comfortable with.

    Post # 19
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    I want my husband, my mom and my mother-in-law. And ofcourse the medical folks

    Post # 20
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I definitely want my DH in the room and doctors/nurses and midwife or doula if I have one.

    Other than that, I would be okay with my older sister being in the room, if she was in the area and if she wanted to be there.

    No parents, no younger sister, no brother, no friends. 

    After giving birth and after being covered up, I would be pretty much okay with parents and family and friends.

    Post # 21
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    Blushing bee

    Even though it is a ways off for me I plan to have my husband to be, my mom, and the midwife there. And maybe his mom but I haven’t decided yet. Definitely the midwife, husband, and my mom though.

    Post # 22
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2007

    I know this thread says “who do you want in the room.”  But as someone who had a baby already I thought I would put in my 2 cents.  I had my husband, sister and my mom.  They are the most important people in my life so of course I wanted them in there.  To the women who are on the fence about having their moms in there: I 100% recommend it! Not only because it’s your mom but because there is something so comforting about knowing you have someone there who you are close with (well, if you are) who has given birth before.  Bonus: she gave birth naturally and so did I, so she know firsthand what it was like! Anyway, that’s just something to think about.  Oh and all modesty completely goes out the window and you don’t care who’s looking down there!!

    Really the birth is just the beginning as far as being exposed. You will have nurses massaging your breasts for help with breastfeeding, they will be showing you different positions for breastfeeding while your breasts are exposed.  Oh yea, there is a lot of nudity going on! LOL! And you’ll learn that it’s no big deal. 

    Post # 23
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    Like a PP I am not pregnant yet either but I want to have my husband and my mom in the delivery room…I am debating on my sister but my husband and mom for sure… (and staff, lol)

    Post # 24
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    @ms_nickie:  Me too! Just me and doctors/nurses. NO BODY ELSE!   
    (not pregnant or even married yet!) 

    Post # 25
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2009

    Just DH and medical staff.  I love my mom and sisters dearly, but I know how I am and having more people than necessary in the room would stress me out.

     

    Post # 26
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2010

    My husband and doctors and nurses.

    Post # 27
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    My husband and my mom. Maybe my Future Mother-In-Law but it probably depends on how the labor is going!

    Post # 28
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2010

    With my daughter who is now 7 I had my husband (now my ex).  With this new baby I would prefer to just be in there by myself.  I know that is not really fair or realistic- its my husband’s baby too.  But really, I felt like I only needed the doctor and nurses and I was doing all the work and other people would just get in the way! 

    Post # 29
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Husband and necessary medical staff…that’s all I’ll want!  I’m excited for my husband to be able to go out into the waiting room and let our families know whether it’s a boy or girl and what we decided to name him or her.  🙂

    Post # 30
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    Busy Beekeeper

    I only wanted my husband, doctor and staff there. I love my family and friends but not while I’m pushing a watermelon through a keyhole.

    Post # 31
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    If my husband and I have kids, he will not be in the delivery room. He always says the worst thing possible at the worst time possible–AND he paces like crazy when he’s nervous. It’ll just drive me batty, him being there. 

    I don’t want anyone in there with me except the necessary hospital staff. DH, in-laws, best friend, stepmom–they can all hang out in the waiting room.

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