07-31-2013 10:36 AM
Your mother? Your mother-in-law? A close friend? These days it's not uncommon to have more than one person in the delivery room with you. What was your experience and why did you choose that person to be in the room with you?
07-31-2013 10:40 AM
Actually my Mom was with me in the operating room for both of my c-sections! My husband was squeamish lol. I was in labor for 23 hours with my son before an emergency c-section and I had my husband and Mom with me during that time.
08-01-2013 09:57 AM
First baby: Husband
Second baby: Husband and sister
Third baby: Husband and a handfull of nursing students that had never seen a birth. There was not a dry eye in the place.
08-07-2013 08:49 AM
Tammy: LOL! I know its a beautiful experience, but just the mental image of a handful of students standing around and crying its kinda funny
For me I had
A very tired husband (who i woke up only 2 1/2 hours after falling asleep because my water broke and we were anticipating induction that morning!)
My really good friend, Jen. Who has a wonderful way of talking me through things and whatever I need, and kept me calm.
and My mother in law, whom I adore. My own mother and I dont speak (shes not allowed to talk to anyone, as per her crazy religion, and its something i've come to accept the more time goes on) and so I have a very close relationship with my mother in law. She surprised me the day before my scheduled induction by showing up to be there! I was very happy.
If i was able to, I would have had my golden retriever there as well, but apparently hospitals dont like dogs =c
08-10-2013 10:45 AM
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08-24-2013 02:21 PM
With my first it was my husband and mom, then the staff included my midwife, two L&D nurses, on-call OBGYN and NICU staff. It was packed lol.
My second it was just my husband, and the staff was just my midwife and two L&D nurses. It was WAY nicer.
08-25-2013 11:19 AM