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Would You Do as Nicole Plans to Do?

Would You Want Your Parents to Deliver Your Baby?

My aunt was in the delivery room when my cousin gave birth to her baby girl. It was a magical experience for both of them. But, can you imagine having your mother or father actually deliver your baby?

Like her sister, Nicole Kidman is reportedly planning to do just that. Her parents will deliver the actress' baby at home. Would you choose to have the grandparents welcome their grandchild to the world that way?


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Half-Hippy Half-Hippy 9 years
My mom, (a midwife and RN), delivered my baby and my husband was my coach. Next time, I want my husband to deliver my baby....we were such a great team together that it'd be a piece of cake!! It was a family sister was there helping me as was my dad. I wouldn't have had it any other way! I was home from the birth center 1 1/2 hours after delivery and happy as a clam. So...go for it Nicole!! It's so much more personal and special than a hospital, drug-induced delivery. More power to her!!
yoan190 yoan190 9 years
My mother wished to be beside me, but my husband doesn't like the idea. He said he wants to be the only one (besides the medical staffs) when our baby is born. Something private and intimate, he said. Well, I personally, doesn't mind whether my mother is there or not. But I still haven't have the gut to tell my mother to stay at home until my husband pick her up to the hospital to meet her first grandchild... :-)
dayzfan4life01 dayzfan4life01 9 years
HELL no!
wakeupandora wakeupandora 9 years
i definitely want my mom in the delivery room with my husband. but thats all iwant them, hold my legs and let the doctors/nurses do the rest! poor nicole's gonna have quite the clean up at home!
ylatan ylatan 9 years
nurses do not have the same training as midwives. just fyi.
sweetnshy5282 sweetnshy5282 9 years
that would very awkward for me. but I also agree w/ licketysplit, I would worry about a person who was too emotionally involved in the case of an emergency. I'm sure she will have a professional on hand to help out and I applaud her for being so comfortable w/ her parents.
cine_lover cine_lover 9 years
Um there is not a chance in HELL I would let my father look at my private parts. And I know for a fact he would not be interested. I think even stuck on an elevator he would tell me to deliver myself.
phatE phatE 9 years
ok, so are we talking about parents being both mom and dad, or just mom? because my dad delivering my baby sounds incredibly awkward.. my dad is my best friend, but this still wouldn't fly for both of us. oh well, good for her if they have that kind of relationship.
rgrl rgrl 9 years
If her mom is a nurse, she would be just as qualified as a midwife to deliver her baby, no?
rgrl rgrl 9 years
NO WAY!!!! :jawdrop:
karisaamy karisaamy 9 years
ewww no, unless it was some emergency
lms lms 9 years
I wouldn't want my parents doing it(assuming they were obstetricians)unless I was in desperate need of their help at the time. My best friend's husband is a ob/gyn and she used a different doctor. He removed her c-section stiches at home later. She was not comfortable with him being her doctor.
Lorrie30 Lorrie30 9 years
:D NO.
bingkaycoy bingkaycoy 9 years
My sister-in-law delivered her baby with the help of her mother who's a nurse. It was funny when the mother said that she made sure she would deliver the baby to ensure that the baby won't be interchanged with some other baby. :-)
cbgmick cbgmick 9 years
You clearly don't know my parents :) Kidding aside, this wouldn't be something I'd be comfortable. In general, a traditional home birth w/ a doula isn't at all appealing to me, so having my parents in this role would be REALLY REALLY unappealing to me.
ylatan ylatan 9 years
i like to deliver my babies myself. but i think her idea is pretty cool. i'm guessing if an emergency came up, she probably will not be far from a hospital.
davisdavis davisdavis 9 years
There's no way I would ever allow my mom to even be in the delivery room. I love her, but she's an alarmist and hypochondriac.
thatgirljj thatgirljj 9 years
Theoretically, if my mom wasn't such a basket case about my pregnancy, I might consider it. But as it is, NO WAY!!!
lickety-split lickety-split 9 years
i don't think home births are a good idea under most circumstances. i have a friend who did this and there were complications. the baby is fine but mom has permanent damage from ripping through to her anus. anyway, i would perfer the person delivering any of my children to be less emotionally involved in case of emergency. being in the room would be different from being part of the birthing team.
SweetDream SweetDream 9 years
I think her mom is a nurse, but I still wouldn't want my parents to deliver my baby, even if they were doctors. I don't know why but it just seems wierd to me, but it's not like people haven't been doing that for years before it became common to have babies in hospital so I wouldn't judge anyone who would choose their parents to deliver their baby as long as they either know what they are doing or someone there does and can provide some guidiance.
Greggie Greggie 9 years
Novarean, that's why I'm asking if she's having a doula. There's no reference for this story to know if she has additional medical people there. I agree that she doesn't seem the type to just go at it totally unattended.
Novaraen Novaraen 9 years her age and with her obvious problems with getting pregnant and having miscarriages....she really should have some real professionals on hand in case there was an emergency. I wouldnt feel comfortable with just my psychologist dad and nurse mom there. That sure she will probably have a true professional there to oversee everything. She wouldnt take the chance of losing the baby.
Greggie Greggie 9 years
Nope, her sister's a journalist. But her dad's a biochemist and psychologist, so I'm guessing he'd know enough to have a midwife/doula onhand just in case.
Greggie Greggie 9 years
I seem to remember reading that her sister is a medical professional as well but I could be totally off on that.
jennifer76 jennifer76 9 years
Well, her mom is a nursing instructor, so that would be different than my parents delivering my baby. If one of my parents were a midwife or obstetrician, I would love to have them deliver their grandchild! Talk about a special experience.
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