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3 things that you believe a mom-to-be must know before heading to the delivery room???

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 7:25 AM on Apr. 27, 2011 in Pregnancy

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  • 1) Even in the delivery room you are in control-assign an advocate to be aware of your wishes and help enforce them (when medically safe-depending on the circumstance)
    2)Have a birthing preference list but also be flexible. Sometimes things happen that make every thing on your list not possible
    3)Hold off on visitor for at least a few hours. You have just met a brand new little person and you need time to bond together as a family. Visitors are fun but make sure you have adequate time to hold/nurse/cuddle with your new LO alone.
    But_Mommie

    Answer by But_Mommie at 7:36 AM on Apr. 27, 2011

  • I think they should know the five S's of soothing a newborn. They should know that they aren't going to get proper sleep for the next 2 weeks to 20 years. They should know that it's okay to have a bit of a messy house, as long as they never give up trying to clean it.
    Flippindadaisie

    Answer by Flippindadaisie at 7:28 AM on Apr. 27, 2011

  • Get ALOT of rest before you come home, let your baby sleep in the nursery. Don't be nervous. Dont be shy lol!
    SWEETPEAS3MOM

    Answer by SWEETPEAS3MOM at 7:29 AM on Apr. 27, 2011

  • It will be ok. Lean on your mom for guidance in taking care of your new baby.
    louise2

    Answer by louise2 at 7:45 AM on Apr. 27, 2011

  • See this is the kind of question that needs the "adult content" button pushed.... But those who know me know I put it out there in real terms... so here goes:

    Go ahead and get that enema during labor - while a little poo might not bother you or your doctor, it damn sure ain't what you want to think of as the first thing touching your babies head! LOL (My sister failed to get hers and SHIT all over the place - ewwwwwww!)
    YOU ARE 100% IN CONTROL AT ALL TIMES - except rather or not it's too late to get some of that good pain medicine - make your birthing decisions now and make sure DH, SO, Mom or whomever is in delivery with you know about it.
    For breast-feeding moms - Latching-on IS and DOES COME natural to baby - don't put too much pressure on yourself or baby - it will happen. Hunger is the #1 motivator for baby - rooting for a nipple is instinct. AND if you choose to bottle-feed - to hell w/ what others think of it.
    ShelbyShareAlot

    Answer by ShelbyShareAlot at 7:54 AM on Apr. 27, 2011

  • You will bleed... a lot!
    There is nothing as magical as hearing your baby's first cry! - I cried the first time my DD cried, I was so happy she was okay!
    zoejains_momma

    Answer by zoejains_momma at 8:14 AM on Apr. 27, 2011

  • If you don't trust your doctor switch. Know the c-section rate of the doctor and the hospital, never agree to an induction, vaginal exams only increase your risks of infection and iatrogenic problems. Breast is best. Supplimenting is not a good thing. Babies smell fantastic. Don't plan on sleeping.
    LoveMyDog

    Answer by LoveMyDog at 9:01 AM on Apr. 27, 2011

  • 1) Epidurals are not your enemy. Be prepared if you need one to accept that and move on. You are not failing you are simply doing what you need to do to be effective.
    2) Listen to your OB nurse. Tell her your plans and wishes but LISTEN if she gives advice. And if she says turn over DO IT with no questions asked. (i learned that the hard way. if heartrate of baby drops they will turn u quickly. dont fight it.)
    3) enjoy your time with your baby but don't get upset when they have to take the baby away. Enjoy the silence for a bit but be ready when baby comes back to cuddle and love.
    alligurl186

    Answer by alligurl186 at 9:53 AM on Apr. 27, 2011