I've noticed that quite a few of my friends and extended family that have home births include their children. Now I know that families have a variety of differences in how much they're comfortable with their kids seeing but I guess my biggest concern is if something goes wrong, mostly because a friend of mine did have her daughter born blue, not breathing and needed to be quickly transported by ambulance. I know that most have had a babysitter there for younger kids but quite a few haven't. So if something goes horribly wrong like it always can or even just wrong enough to be scary or need an ambulance, what about the kids in an emergency? What if Mom's in pain or bleeding and they find it frightening?
Is there like a way that one would talk them though what could happen before hand? < This is my biggest question.
No I'm not planning a home birth I'm just curious since many of my friends have had babies at home sometimes with children there. With a few friends I'm somewhat expecting to get a call to tend children and my parents the scouters really cemented "Be Prepered" in my head. Yes I do realize that many home births go just fine without issue all the time.
Asked by Anonymous at 2:58 PM on Aug. 29, 2013 in General Parenting
Answer by tntmom1027 at 3:17 PM on Aug. 29, 2013
Answer by 2kids2dogs2cats at 3:25 PM on Aug. 29, 2013
Answer by tntmom1027 at 3:35 PM on Aug. 29, 2013