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Who will you be inviting into the delivery room when your giving birth?
Obviously my hubby will be with me, and we've discussed having both our mother's in the room as well.
Just my hubby and my doula. I'm trying for a natural Bradley birth and can't take too many distractions, plus I don't want his mom in there for the reasons that she can be a super big pain.
The first hour or two are really important for bonding and I don't want a ton of other people around when I push her out.
ETA: You may want to check on how big the delivery rooms are at your hospital and if they have a restriction on how many people you can have in the room!
No way! I love both my MIL and my Mother but I was less drama. It will be my hubby and if we need back up my GF who has done this 3x's natural. If anyone is going to get me through this pain med free it will be her.
Less is more. Good Luck with your decision.
BFP #1: July 12, 2010 Natural M/C: July 26, 2010
BFP #2: January 30 ,2011 Born: September 29, 2011
BFP #3: January 5, 2013 Born: August 25, 2013
It depends on how many people my hospital allows in the delivery room, but DH will definitely be there.
If 3 are allowed, both of our mothers will be in the room. If only 2 are allowed, it will just be DH because I don't want to pick which mother is allowed in. I'm very close to my MIL (almost as much as my own mother).
With DS1 we planned on it just being DH and I, but as labor progressed into more than 24 hours, my parents came to visit for a while. They watched college basketball (March Madness!) with DH and then went home. It was nice to have them there for a little bit even though I wasn't very sociable since I had multiple IVs, was on oxygen and was having back labor.
I have to have a C-section for this delivery, so it will be just DH and I. My parents, stepdaughter and possibly my MIL will come visit later that evening.
Trishes: Just my hubby and my doula.
With DD1, I had my husband, my mom and my dad. Yes, my dad. He was also present when my sister gave birth 2 weeks ago. He was behind everything and couldn't see anything going on down there, but he was present for the births.
With this baby, it'll most likely be just DH as my mom and dad will have DD1.
Thankfully, the ILs live on the other side of the country so I don't have to deal with them...but if they did live near, there is no way in hell I would allow either of them in the delivery room.
With DS #1 it was just DH except for a short time when MIL came by--I didn't mind as I was pretty much just resting and waiting to push at that point. My mom lives far away, so she can't be there and I don't know if I would want her in the delivery room anyways.
I had a nurse, two midwives, and DH in the room and towards the end a cavalry of NICU staff because DS needed to be sent down for several hours. It was a ridiculous amount of people packed into that room at the end...anyone else would have been even more so.