Did or does your hubby go to every prenatal appointment with you?  Mine doesn't and I honestly don't think he needs to be at every appointment.  I'm on my fifth baby so maybe the newness has just worn off, but after the first child I didn't see the need for him to take off work just to watch me get my belly measured, pee in a cup, and listen to the babies heartbeat. 

He always comes for the first appiontment to confirm,  the ultrasound and if anything is wrong or concerning.  Other than that I tend to go by myself. 

I notice that more and more women have hubby at every appointment.  Maybe it's their first baby because how do you do that if you have other kids, school, or full time jobs to work the appointments around. 

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Stiff...
Jun. 29, 2009 at 1:15 PM

For my first, my hubby went to every appointment except one, and my mom went to that one with me, lol. For my second, my son came to most with me because they were always on a Monday afternoon, and DH works on Mondays. Towards the very end I made him come, but that was because I didn't want to drive.

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Stiff...
Jun. 29, 2009 at 1:15 PM

BTW, voted up. I'm curious to see other's answers!

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Devin...
Jun. 29, 2009 at 1:19 PM

That's what I wonder "Is this a first time mom thing"?  Like you with my first my hubby came to most my appiontments. I think he missed three and I took my mom. 

 

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SLGro...
Jun. 29, 2009 at 1:20 PM

No my DH did not go to my appointments with me. I think he went to 2 of them. But he was working and we needed the money so I told him not to take time off for the appointments. If the app. were more serious, then yes he would've taken time off of work and come with me. But I didn't see the need for him to be there.

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SLGro...
Jun. 29, 2009 at 1:24 PM

Forgot to add that the appointments he came to were the ultrasound ones. He came to the first ultrasound to see how far along I was and then to the second when we found out the sex.

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dwink...
Jun. 29, 2009 at 1:56 PM

my husband came to just about every appt.  i had a stressful pregnancy and was put on bedrest the last trimester.  he went with for  two reasons. 1, he ADORES pregnant women 2, i was getting new info at each appt.

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lovin...
Jun. 29, 2009 at 11:20 PM

i had a very rough pregnancy, and the doc. wasn't sure i'd even go to full term, i ended up on bedrest the entire pregnancy, placenta previa (major bleeding) on and off through out most of the 40 wks... so yeah we was both scared out of our freakin minds.. and he went to every appointment.

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Devin...
Jun. 30, 2009 at 2:58 PM

I get the hubbies going to any high risk pregnancy appiontments.  That makes complete sense for so many reasons.

 

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mizkaye
Jun. 30, 2009 at 11:35 PM

My husband went to every appointment with the first baby we had together. And with our second baby we knew I would be high risk so he went to those also.  He wanted to go to every one because he really got a kick out of me being pregnant...he enjoyed my belly growing and the baby kicking and thought I was beautiful...LOL!  But that was just him.  I agree if the husband doesn't want to go to every one then that's ok...but at least the first and to any ultrasounds.

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