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How many people?

Posted by on Jul. 1, 2012 at 8:33 PM
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How many people did you or are you planning on being at your home birth? 

I only want 4, my husband, midwife, doula, and my mom.

by on Jul. 1, 2012 at 8:33 PM
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peaches_04
by Member on Jul. 2, 2012 at 12:34 AM
Jush dh and mws/ mws assistants
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FrumpyMama
by Group Owner on Jul. 4, 2012 at 7:38 PM

 This was the CONSTANT debate in my head my entire pregnancy!  I had wanted my mom, but didn't want my mom. She gets really anxious about things and turns into a cheerleader sometimes.  We ended up with it being just dh and the midwives. My mil was in our house, upstairs listening through the grate (LOL!) but she only came down when we invited her down.

NDFanatik
by Member on Jul. 5, 2012 at 5:09 AM

We had my husband, 2 children, my mom, and my midwife & her assistant. 

My mom was technically the caregiver for my children and she kept them out of the room for the most part so that I could labor and not have to worry about them. 

I labored alone the majority of the time with hubby in the background helping only when I asked and the mw's just watching (specifically asked them to leave me alone during labor). 

LoveOfWisdom
by Member on Jul. 6, 2012 at 1:42 AM
Hubby, two kiddos, 2-3 professionals, a photographer... I'm due the week of thanksgiving, so whoever is here really :) people dont bother me during l/d, I actually enjoy it.
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krazykiddles
by on Jul. 6, 2012 at 1:45 PM

I never thought of a photographer.  I love that idea!

illegallyblonde
by Member on Jul. 7, 2012 at 5:41 PM
Dh, my mom, 2 midwives, and 2 dogs:-)))
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LoveOfWisdom
by Member on Jul. 7, 2012 at 5:43 PM
I an one (and know a lot) and also had one with my last natural hospital birth. Best thing I spent money on.

Quoting krazykiddles:

I never thought of a photographer.  I love that idea!

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peaches_04
by Member on Jul. 9, 2012 at 1:28 AM
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Lol yeah I forgot about the animals we will have a few of those roaming around as well

Quoting illegallyblonde:

Dh, my mom, 2 midwives, and 2 dogs:-)))
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FebPenguins
by Member on Jul. 10, 2012 at 10:42 PM

Plans are husband and midwife. Maybe my two children will sleep through all or most of labor and delivery. If not,

as long as they are cool with being there, they will be. BTW ages 5dd and 2ds.


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by on Jul. 16, 2012 at 8:20 AM

For my first I had my sister, my MIL (wasn't planning on it, but she was there and very helpful) and Hubby. For my second: my husband, my sons (although one was asleep), my sister, my 2 nephews (who were watching my sons and only came in after the baby was born), my mom and my friend.

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