Sibling at C-section?

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Registered: 07-31-2008
Sibling at C-section?
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Mon, 10-13-2008 - 12:17am

I'm completely undecided on it as of now and don't know if the hospital will allow it any ways, but my husband and I were thinking about having my 7 year old in with us for the surgery.

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Registered: 08-23-2005
Mon, 10-13-2008 - 12:23am
Deanne - I think it's a great idea, but I doubt that hospital protocol will allow you to do it! They are a bit anal about that sort of thing. Of course, I could be wrong!! It's 100% worth asking -- can you let us know what your doctor says? Good luck!
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Registered: 08-13-2006
Tue, 10-14-2008 - 8:37am

Usually only one person is allowed in with you, on the rare occasion I have seen two, but never a child...and I've seen LOTS of CS.

 

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Registered: 07-31-2008
Tue, 10-14-2008 - 9:11pm

I asked the doctor yesterday and she said only one adult person was allowed in the OR.

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Registered: 08-23-2005
Tue, 10-14-2008 - 11:41pm

I think that there may be other ways of including your daughter in the birth w/out having her in the room. First of all, the fact that you are so worried about the situation makes me think that you're going to pay her enough attention because you'll worry about it!!


Beyond that I've heard stories of having the baby get a gift for her sister and your DD get a gift for the baby - having your DD be the first family member beyond you and DH to hold the baby, etc. There are tons of these creative types of things that you can do -- I just can't think of them right now --


Maybe someone here will chime in with some ideas or if you post on your EC perhaps those ladies will have some ideas for you!


Good luck!

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Registered: 05-16-2003
Fri, 10-17-2008 - 1:08am
I have just 1 sibling & she was born 8 years & 3 days after me. I do not remember it being traumatic or upsetting in anyway. I wouldn't worry too much. Especially since she has *her own life* & can do things like make a bowl of cereal or a sandwich, you may find the transition easier than having a 4 year old. I'd let her be as involved as she wants to be. I picked out my sisters coming home outfit & made a welcome home cake for with a neighbor.

Andi



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