Who Will Be in the Delivery Room?

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Who Will Be in the Delivery Room?
Mon, 04-04-2011 - 9:58am

Who will be in the room with you when you give birth?

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Registered: 03-20-2011
Tue, 04-12-2011 - 5:02pm
It's just going to be me and my husband.

I think the couple (and ultimately the mother-to-be) should make the final decision. I want it to be private.
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Registered: 04-07-2011
Sat, 04-16-2011 - 10:51pm

I think it should be left up to the mom to be and in my room its just going to be my boyfriend I don't think I would be very conferrable with any one else in there.

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Sun, 04-17-2011 - 2:58pm
I wont mind if my mother and SO's mother, my sister, any close female friends want to watch the birth BUT only if SO is okay with it. I dont want him to feel weird if he starts to cry, or gets embarassed watching whats going on in front of others. So I would also be happy if its just he and I.
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Registered: 04-22-2011
Fri, 04-22-2011 - 12:50pm
My sister and my cousin (who is practically my sister).
I think it should be people who are going to care for the baby and be a good and loving influence in the child's life.
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Mon, 04-25-2011 - 8:11pm

Just my hubby for me but I think it is who ever the mother to be wants in there.

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Sat, 05-07-2011 - 12:27am

I have been thinking about this more and more...without a doubt my SO will be there and maybe my sister.

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Sat, 05-07-2011 - 11:01am

My boyfriend thinks it should be just me and him but understands me wanting my mom in the room too.

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Tue, 05-10-2011 - 5:24pm

im thinking just my fiance and my mom. and maybe my sister. everyone else can wait until after the baby's born.

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Fri, 05-13-2011 - 1:09pm

I'm not sure how many people my hospital allows, but if they'll allow whoever I want I'd like my SO, my mom, my stepmom, and my stepdaughter. If my little sister can make it to town for the delivery I'd like her in there too.

I think it should be up to the expectant parents how many people are allowed in the room, but after seeing my little sister's delivery I know why some

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Thu, 06-02-2011 - 9:40am

We will be living moving out of state this summer, away from all family and friends, so the only option we have is for it to be my husband and I.