Who did you have in the delivery room with you? Did your decision make anyone upset? I can only have 2 people in the room with me, and I want it to be my SO and my best friend, but my mom and my SO's mom both want to be there and will be VERY upset if I choose my friend over them. But when I think about the pain I will be in (our hospital doesnt believe in epidurals) I want the person their that im sure will help me most through the pain, which I believe is my friend. And I dont want to choose between the two moms.Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 9:42 AM on Jul. 11, 2009 in Pregnancy
Answer by ap9902 at 9:45 AM on Jul. 11, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 9:49 AM on Jul. 11, 2009
Answer by vsrillo at 9:56 AM on Jul. 11, 2009
Answer by Gailll at 10:00 AM on Jul. 11, 2009
As the MIL myself and realizing I have absolutely no right or even hope of being in the delivery room since naturally the woman will want her mother in there along with her husband or SO, I was touched and thrilled when the wives of both of my sons invited me to be in the delivery room at the birth. They were experiences I'll never forget, not just seeing the births of my grandchildren, but that my sons and their wives cared enough about me to include me. However, if they hadn't included me I would not have been disappointed or hurt because I understand that the MIL really doesn't need to be in there- the woman's comfort would come mostly from her husband or SO and her own mother.
Answer by Bmat at 10:17 AM on Jul. 11, 2009
If you want an epidural it doesn't matter what the hospital thinks!
Maybe she has picked a "hospital: that isn't equipted or quifilified to give epidurals??
Here the birthing business is highly competitive (Georgia) even our small town hospital has done a renovation in the "birthing suites" to be more competitivewith the bigger hospitals. Here, you can get pretty much anything you want during your stay. They will bend over backwards to get you to deliver at their hospital, so number of visitors and such is negotiable. Personally, I "shopped around" to find the right combo of doctors and hospitals to make my births what I wanted them to be.
Good Luck to you OP....
Answer by VeronicaLee at 10:18 AM on Jul. 11, 2009
PS- while my hospital did allow anyone I wanted to be with me to stay, I decided before it was time to push that I wanted everyone out of the room anyway (except my SO) and they kicked everyone out for me. Unfortunately my birth turned into an emergency so I was whisked off to the ER shortly after they kicked every one out. I'm glad that I picked a hospital that was well equipped because I almostdied (my uterus ruptured and placenta separated early, I was going for a VBAC) and my baby went to the NICU for 8 days. If I had given birth at a hospital that couldn't handle that, who knows what would have happened.
If your hospital is not equipped to deal with epi's then they probably can't handle an emergency situation either.
Answer by VeronicaLee at 10:23 AM on Jul. 11, 2009
Answer by mommytobobby at 10:27 AM on Jul. 11, 2009
"it will also show you some ways of managing any pain you might have in labor."
Painless childbirth just fascinates me... none of my three births were "painless" so to watch the videos I am like "holy cow" could this be real, or are those women really drugged and just not admitting it??
Answer by Anonymous at 10:40 AM on Jul. 11, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 10:41 AM on Jul. 11, 2009
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