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My daughter will be 15 when I have the last baby. I told my mother I wanted my daughter to be in the room along with my mother. She thought it would be a good idea.
My daughter is not like *most* teens. She don't have sex or anything like that. She's saw what I've had to go through and doesn't want to be like me. She wants to finish school, go to collage before having kids and getting married. Thank God! She get A's and is a very good kid.. She lives with my mother and has since she was in the 3-4 grade. She's in the 10th now.
She wants to be in the room as well.
Her friend told her she had to take a class and watch movies because her friend had to do it when she saw her baby sister being born. Has anyone heard of this?
Also she will be by my head. Not down below.
__________________ Mother to- Destiny (18)- Vanity (12)- Jordan (10)- Lillian (7) and Jaxon (2)
I have never heard of anyone having to take classes unless she is talking about being the official birth partner through a lamaze class or the hospital itself has special rules.
I think it is an ok idea, but would make sure you tell your daughter that it is ok if she gets uncomfortable and wants to leave at some point. Just so she knows that is ok in advance.
I think that would be very special for her to see her little brother/sister be born. My niece was in the room when her sister was born and if my daughter wants to, she is welcome to this birth. She will be 10. I have never heard of the hospital having them watch a video though. It may not be a bad idea, although by 15 most already know what is going to happen. BTW, my SIL was 14/15 when I delivered my first son. She was there and didn't have any problems.
My oldest will be 15 when this baby is born and I plan on having her in the room too. The dr. just told me I was allowed 3 people in the room with me when I delivered. I've never heard of any classes but I'm sure each hospital has their own rules.
Mom to: Kimberly (15), Caleb (14), Micayla (12),
Zechariah (11) and Frankie - born 1/3/11
The hospital we are using has a sibling class- but that is geared toward younger kids and has nothing to do with the birth!! If the hospital you go to has some sort of class to prepare her and you think she would benefit- I'd say go for it.