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Tell Mommy: Who Was in Your Labor Room During Delivery?

Some women want their entire family to experience the miracle of their child's birth from the hospital room, while others would prefer relatives sit it out in the waiting room. Regardless of how you feel, as the mama-to-be the decision is all yours. If you're not having a c-section, you can typically have whoever you want in the labor and delivery room with you. Who did you invite?


jransom94 jransom94 7 years
My husband and His Mother, For my second Daugther My husband and the EMT
Kristen3030 Kristen3030 8 years
I am due in May, and the only person I will allow there will be my husband. No one will be informed that I've gone into labor since I don't want any "nosy" unexpected visitors. My husband originally wanted his mom there, but there is no way I am comfortable with that (nobody besides the staff in my DH needs to see me with my legs up in the air while I am screaming in pain). My family and his family will be informed after the birth.
emmebeth emmebeth 8 years
I don't want anyone seeing my business except my husband, the doctors, and maybe my mom!
Greggie Greggie 8 years
My husband wasn't allowed in for my first emergency c-section because it was so sudden. The room and utensils hadn't even been fully sterilized yet. We don't need a certification to be in the room under most c-section circumstances though.
Pencils Pencils 8 years
Just my husband--I wouldn't have wanted anyone else, and as it turned out, I had a C-section so only my husband would have been allowed in anyway. In fact, at my hospital, my husband had to take a short class to be able to be in the room during a C-section. I wasn't planning on a C-section, but we took the class just in case. But then they didn't ask for the certificate, and I can't imagine them telling a husband in an unexpected C-section that he couldn't be there.
snowysakurasky snowysakurasky 8 years
just the guy that knocked me up ;)
sensistar sensistar 8 years
Originally it was just supposed to be my husband but after we found out it was twins I asked my mom to be there too. And I will have her come for any other children we have. Its such a great experience to share and they are a ton of help! I actually had to ask one of the intern guy doctors to leave cause I felt uncomfortable but then had 3 doctors and a dozen nurses when I finally delivered.
PiNkY-PiNk PiNkY-PiNk 8 years
i haven't had any babies yet, but i was in there along with my mom and my sister's boyfriend when she gave birth. it was AMAZING! i recorded the whole thing and took pictures and everything. when i do give birth, i want my boyfriend, mother, and sister in the delivery room. i saw how helpful my mom was to my sister and i really want her in there with me.
elaine elaine 8 years
when i delivered my daughter - my husband, mom, sister, grandmother, grandfather, aunt & her husband. my son, only my husband was grandma waited in the waiting room with my daughter.
SweetnLow SweetnLow 8 years
I wanted no one but my husband- much to the chagrin of my mother and grandmother. DH decided to call the ILs and tell them when I was induced, so they wound up showing up. I felt bad, so called Mom and Granny. They (except FIL, he was cool) treated labor like it was a sporting event and sat and watched and chatted with each other, invited random people in that I didn't know who happened to be at the hospital visiting others, etc. My mom even walked in without knocking while I was getting my catheter for the epidural (even my Nurse was shocked.) My Midwife could tell I was distressed and told everyone to leave. THANK GOD for her. :) This time, I'm going to have a doula, just so SHE can deal with that nonsense.
valancyjane valancyjane 8 years
I don't think I'll want anyone but my husband there. My mom is too far away and I don't think I want my MIL to see me like that. I'm find with friends/family/whoever coming in while I'm in early labor, but during delivery ... I'll stick to folks who have seen that part of my body before, thanks.
MissSushi MissSushi 8 years
My husband and my mother were in there.
TMommy TMommy 8 years
Just my hubby! We actually forgot to even call anyone and tell them we were at the hospital delivering. I have no idea how that happened but it did! We made all phone calls after she came.
Greggie Greggie 8 years
We're limited to two people here, but I never wanted anyone but my husband no matter how I give birth. Anyone else would've made it more stressful rather than helpful.
lynp lynp 8 years
It was supposed to be just my husband, but my mom ended up being there too. I don't know what I would have done without her. My husband became so fascinated by what was happening that he kept forgetting about me! My mom kept reminding him to pay attention to his wife. It was funny!
ejv1975 ejv1975 8 years
Because it was our first, I decided I wanted just me and my husband in the room during the actual delivery of my daughter. However, my best friend as well as my sister-in-law were in the room during labor to lend moral support to me and entertain my hubby (since I was not in any condition to do so).
mstrauss mstrauss 8 years
My mom and my husband were with me through most of the labor, and my mother-in-law joined us toward the end. It was great having them all there. I'm sure they were totally creeped out by the pushing, and everything that goes with it, but they never showed it on their faces.
kindo1313 kindo1313 8 years
For my first, I had my husband, mother, and two sisters. For my second, I had a home birth that went super fast, so no sisters made it, but my mom was there to watch my son and of course my husband was there.
mhg mhg 8 years
i had my husband and mom for both deliveries and two friends in addition, at my first delivery. it was practically a party! considering how modest i am, it was totally uncharacteristic of me. but when you factor in all the other strangers who get a look at your business, it was actually nice to really know a few of them.
Gabriela14815884 Gabriela14815884 8 years
Originally it was supposed to be my sister and my husband but it ended up being my mom and husband. It was really nice having my mom there - I think I'll bring her in on any other births I may have.
kikidawn kikidawn 8 years
No kids yet :) but I only plan on having my husband and my mom. His mom might want to but I don't think I'd like that lol. And my dad and his dad? Nope.
SnickersBar SnickersBar 8 years
I had my husband and my mom with me. I actually was induced and we thought I would have a vaginal delivery, but ended up with a c-section. (not an emergency though, but that's a whole other story ...). Anyways, my poor mom was so disapointed she wouldn't get to be there that the doctor let her come in to. She watched the whole thing, which was kinda cool so she could tell me about it after. My hubby stayed with me behind the sheet, where it was safe! :)
vmruby vmruby 8 years
My husband, my mom, (her very first time getting to see one of her grandchildren being born),and my younger sister.
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