(Closed) Who was with you/will be with you for labour and delivery??

posted 7 years ago in Pregnancy
  • poll: Who was with you??

    No one

    Father of the baby

    Father of the baby AND my mother

    Father of the baby AND his mother

    Father of the baby AND a family member

    Father of the baby AND a friend

    My mother

    A family member

    A friend

  • Post # 3
    771 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    @Quinlan:  I’m planning on just my husband.  But since he doesn’t handle blood, needles, or really anything medical related (he ACTUALLY passed out during the childbirth scene in Knocked Up) my sister is my back up!

    Post # 5
    100 posts
    Blushing bee

    My Fiance is going to be in there with me and I think my Mom. Since I’m not due until December I’ve got plenty of time to think about that. My Fiance ia going to stay by my head. He wants nothing to do with seeing my lady parts during childbirth lol.

    Post # 6
    216 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

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    @JemmaWRX:  PASSED OUT !!! LOL … Yeah keep him at the head with you!

    Post # 7
    7769 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Only DH and only he will even know we are in labor and delivery. 

    Post # 8
    2966 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @Quinlan:  Doctors, nurses and hopefully my mom.

    Everyone else including FH can see the baby and me once everything has calmed down & cleaned up. 

    Post # 9
    550 posts
    Busy bee

    I was the only one out of all my friends who also had her mom with her during labor and delivery. I cannot say enough on how wonderfully it worked out for us. She was able to photograph and video our first moments together as a family and I treasure those. Also, I ended up having to wait in triage after the birth and I wanted my husband to stay with the baby. Having my mom stay with me was so comforting and reassuring because she also was able to help and advocate for me, otherwise I would have been alone and vulnerable since I didn’t want thbayou out of my husbands sight.

    Post # 10
    1188 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    Probably no one this time, but my husband was with my first two.  This time I don’t think anyone can watch our girls, so I’ll be flying solo.

    Post # 11
    6892 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    My DH was the only one and he doesnt handle gore at all but did well when little boy was born

    Post # 12
    138 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    My husband is a fourth year medical student, and will be rotating with my OBGYN the month that I’m due. It’s likely that he will be the one to catch our baby! And if all goes according to plan, my husband, mom, and Mother-In-Law will be with me. We live 1000 miles from family, so they will be flying in around my due date and hanging tight for a few days. 

    The hospital I am delivering at has no limit to how many people I can have in the room with me! I was impressed, as a lot of hospitals limit you to one or two. 


    Post # 13
    580 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Just my husband. I wouldn’t mind having my Mom at all, but then I would feel like I would have to ask DH’s mom too, and while she is great, I’m not comfortable with that.  (I am a pretty private person with stuff like that.)

    Also, in the possibility of a c-section, DH is the only one they would allow in anyway. 

    Post # 14
    1577 posts
    Bumble bee

    I’m allowed to have my husband and two support people – not sure what will end up happening. His mom had to schedule leave way in advance, so she scheduled it for the week of my due date, but who knows if that will be too early or late. My SIL said she is going to head down (3.5hr trip) the second she hears I’m going to the hospital, and I haven’t really asked if she was interested in being there for the actual birth or just labor and recovery. My mother doesn’t expect to be in the room during the birth because she said she never wanted anyone but the father in the room for any of her births, so she probably won’t ask to be there until afterwards. So for now, I’ll just say my husband!

    Post # 15
    626 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    We are allowed 3 people in the room. My husband will be the only person with me. His mom was like ” I can be there with you right?” to which I gave an extremely firm ” absolutely not.” I don’t want anyone waiting either as I don’t want anyone to come and see us until we’ve been transferred to the other room. I would actually want my mom there for right after but there’s no way that I can say my mom can be there for right after but his mom can’t. I feel like the moments after birth should be for mom dad and baby to bond and don’t want a bunch of people hovering over me and trying to hold baby before I’m ready. 

    Post # 16
    90 posts
    Worker bee

    Way too many were in my room lol. My daughter’s dad, mom,sister,two aunts,his mom and sister,cousin,and friend.

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