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November 11th, 2011, 09:03 AM
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When you bring it to the hospital, do you deflate it? Or just make DH carry it? I'm not sure why I can't wrap my head around this one.
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November 11th, 2011, 09:36 AM
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Either should be just fine.
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November 11th, 2011, 11:11 AM
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Yep, either. I figure we'll just keep it inflated. Initially, I thought I'd use one at home and then let my doula bring hers deflated to the hospital. But she was all, oh I'll just carry it in....
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November 15th, 2011, 04:09 AM
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Either should be fine. My hospital has them on hand so I guess I never had to think about it. They just built a new hospital here though so I guess I should think about it just in case they don't have them anymore...
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November 15th, 2011, 09:52 PM
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My hospital had one so I did not have to bring one. Not sure about the birth center.
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November 16th, 2011, 11:23 AM
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I would check with your hospital and see if they already have them available - you could skip bringing it entirely! Otherwise, whatever works best for you guys
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November 18th, 2011, 07:50 PM
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I'd say it really depends on the hospital. I'm giving birth at a Military hospital, so I'm assuming I have to bring everything.... ^.^
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December 1st, 2011, 11:19 AM
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My hospital has them in all their L&D rooms, so I didn't bring mine, just figured I would use theirs. But I delivered less than 10 minutes after arriving at the hospital, so I didn't have the chance!
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December 1st, 2011, 11:28 AM
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I go pretty fast, so haven't needed to take one for me. But for my clients I always have one deflated in my doula bag. Most hospitals around here have them.

I say that, but it is currently inflated and sitting in the front seat of my Honda. Lol.
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