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The only person that will be in the room for pushing/delivery is DH, but MIL mentioned stopping by between her errands on whatever day I go into labor. I am not sure if I will want anyone around when I'm in pain :)
How does everyone else feel?
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We actually just talked about this tonight. We decided DH will call family when I go into labor (or get admitted for induction) and will call them with updates. We will call again once baby is here and we're ready for visitors. Neither of us want people popping in during labor and I would feel bad/distracted having people hang out in the waiting room.
We will let everyone know the plans in the next day or so.
I don't want anyone in the hospital (including the waiting room) except my labor support people (DH and my mom, who is a maternity nurse). They can be as involved as they want when there is an actual outside baby to see, but if they show up to "peek in" during labor I WILL have uninvited visitors (diplomatically) tossed out.
This is mostly because MIL has anxiety issues and cannot handle any kind of stressful situation at all. She has literally had full-blown meltdowns over making omelets. And she tends to wind DH up right along with her, which I definitely do not need when I'm in labor. We didn't want to make her feel left out by allowing others to visit but not her, so for the sake of fairness no one can visit until LO is out and we've all rested a bit.
Probably not-I do not want anyone else in there while I am in pain and there is a strict policy bc of the flu about visitors anyway.
When I had my DD, my mom and MIL were there during the day. I wasn't in pain...I had an epidural not long after they got there, but it was nice. We watched tv, hung out, etc. They left for the waiting room when it came time to push.
This time around, it will probably just be my mom, but I'd just tell her to come closer to when the baby is actually born. My DD will be with my inlaws and she won't be allowed at the hospital. She may just stay with my FIL and my MIL may come, but my FIL is a doctor and if he has to work, my MIL won't be able to. We'll see. I'm not too worried about it.
Nope. Just DH and I until baby is born.
newslady:I will allow anyone to see me before the actually pushing starts but once that begins only myself, DH, and hospital staff will be allowed in until the baby is born.