From the article: How many people can you have in the delivery room?
The number of people that you invite to your birth is important to you. You may want to have a quiet, intimate affair, or a party. How many people did you want? What did your partner want? Did your hospital or birth center have rules on how many people could be in the room? How did you decide? Share Your Story
Mine was different each time....
- With my 1st daughter, my hubby & sister was in there with me & after she was born then my mom came in (my mom wasn't allowed in with my 1st 2 because she was also pregnant & they said that she could go into labor being that we were so close with our due dates). With my second it was the same...but with our third daughter we allowed our older daughters to be in there with us & my sister & mom could come later. I felt kind of guilty since they were there for the 1st 2 daughters but then it was wonderful to share it with our daughters. I'm expecting our 4th child right now...and I'm leaning toward just allowing hubby & our daughters in there again. Although I doubt that our 19 year old will be able to show up due to her being in another state but our 17 & 5 year old will do good. Although it would be nice to have my sister there during & then my mom there afterward.
- —Guest KimmieA
- My hubby and I have great relationships with both sides of the family, thankfully we are blessed with no extra drama, so with the birth of my first, and the upcoming one of my second, we keep it just the 2 of us, there was no audience during the making of these children, there will be no audience when they come out...lol small and intamite, just us...the waiting room however, completely different story, with my son it was jam packed from before I went in I predict the same audience for this lil one, which is awesome I think to roll by afterwards, like parade of love.
- —Guest Arlene
- I went into my first birth saying that if you weren't there for the conception you couldn't be at the birth. I assumed it would be me, my husband, my doctor and a nurse, followed closely by the baby. Ha! I had 5 nurses at various points in my 10 hour labor, 3 doctors, and some people who came to stock the room 3 minutes after the baby was born. With the next baby I figured I might as well fill the room with people I liked. So we had me, my husband, my best friend who took great photos and my doula.
- —Guest Jill