A good friend of mine has a teenage granddaughter who is only two or three weeks away from giving birth to a son. She's had prenatal care, but she never got around to taking the birthing classes or the tour of the hospital, and as of last night, she hadn't picked anybody to coach her during labor. When asked why not, she said her boyfriend wasn't sure he wanted to--yeah I know, right--and anyway, how hard could it be since women did it all the time. So I'm wondering, how will the maternity ward go forward with someone like that who doesn't have a clue what to do when she gets there? Are there last minute classes she can take? There don't appear to be any on the Web site for the hospital. She and the baby are going to live with the grandparents, so she'll have help after he's born. But I guess the ball got dropped because everybody assumed somebody else was dealing with the actuall process of getting the baby into the world.
Answer by HappyEndings at 1:04 PM on Jan. 9, 2013
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I never toured the Hospital or had a birthing coach. I was induced both times & showed up with my DH where & when I was supposed to. The baby will come no matter what. Maybe have her Grandmother there to hold her hand that's it. The Nurses will tell her what to do, how to breath & when to push. If she does what the Nurses tell her what to do then that's all she needs to know.
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