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With Hudson I had my husband, mother and bother (who video taped the whole thing with his hands over his eyes), the OB, and various nurses.
This time: Husband, Doula, Midwife, Mother, Brother (again with his eyes covered)-- and I expect my other brother, step-father and son will be in the house, I just do not know if they will be in the room for the actual delievery.
I was the opposite, I didn't want anyone there but my Dh and my kids. If anyone remembers I was soo upset that my mom decided to come out before I had the baby, I wanted her to wait but she refused! It worked out for the best though, she got her about an hour after he was born!
Anyway, with my 1st it was my DH and my dad ( that was weird) like 3 nurses and the doctor, then right when he was born the room filled up with people! I was livid. My brother showed up with his g/f who I didn't know and her friends and I was like - WTH seriously?! I woke up from a little "snooze" after he was born (I basically passed out from being beyond exhausted) and the 1st thing I seen was my brothers g/f holding my brand new baby that I hadn't even held in the rocking chair... I didn't even KNOW this woman, I was so so soooo mad - DH was too, he didn't know it happened until he got back , he had left to get me real food because the cafeteria was closed! Anyway, that's another story. With Jayden I just had my DH and my dad showed up after he was born and a bunch of nurses and the doctor. Then with Hunter it was perfect - my DH, my 2 boys and my 2 midwives!
I did NOT want people around, I threw people out of my house lol!
With my homebirth I had DH, my mom and 2 midwives here. The assisting midwife didn't com until I was in transition, so I went through most of my labor with just 3 people. Early in labor it was them plus my dad, FIL and his girlfriend, plus all my kiddos. The boys left when FIL, gf and my dad left, and Claire stayed here and went to bed about an hour and a half before baby was born.
homebirthing, tandem nursing, cosleeping, babywearing, picky vaxing, cloth diapering Christian doula mama
I'll be at a free standing birth center. My DH and hopefully my mom (she lives 5 hr drive away) and the Midwife and whoever she brings. I wouldn't want anyone else there. Plus, no one else lives anywhere near where we are delivering, so no chances of people dropping in!
Lily was a NCB at the hospital and I had DH, my best friend, and one of my SILs there. Plus, the nurses and CNM that delivered her.
Violet was a home birth and I had DH and 2 midwives in the room when I delivered. Lily, my best friend, and my stepdad were all downstairs. Lily was supposed to be with us when I delivered but she was getting scared, so we had her taken downstairs.