Who will be in the delivery room with you?

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Who will be in the delivery room with you?
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Wed, 01-25-2012 - 10:14am

Hi everyone!

Have you given any thought as to who will be in the room with you when you give birth?

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Thu, 02-02-2012 - 1:42pm

I'm due Feb 15th, so my husband and I made this decision a LONG time ago!

At first I wanted my mom in the room with me... so it would be my DH and my mom, but he was dead set against it. He doesn't want anyone in the room with us at all. So, what we've decided as a couple is that my mom can stay in the room until it's almost time to start pushing and then she'll have to go to the waiting room with everyone else. I don't want anyone but my mom and DH in there with me during labor. I've already told him that his family is not allowed in until after I have the baby and have cleaned up.

Nothing against his family, they're just very hyper and loud and I know I won't be able to relax or concentrate if they're in there with me. I would rather have them wait until after it's all over and then have them come in when I can shoo them out again after a few minutes if I need to rather than have them in there during labor and have me throwing medical machinary at their heads. LOL.

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Registered: 01-21-2010
Fri, 02-03-2012 - 2:28pm
We decided before we even got pregnant it would just be myself and my husband. This includes all during labor, not just delivery. And to answer the last question, even if my husband did not agree and feel the same way, I think it is totally up to me. LOL Considering it will be me on display I think I should have final say in who gets to be there and see everything.
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Registered: 01-21-2010
Fri, 02-03-2012 - 2:30pm
LOL I feel the same way about my husbands family. They can be a bit over bearing at times, so I would definitely NOT want them in there, even during labor. When I am in pain I have to have quiet so I that is why I do not want anyone but my husband there. He understands and he is the only one I ever want around when I am in pain or sick.