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January 21st, 2010, 11:26 AM
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Does it bother you? Do you mind chit chat, or do you prefer it to be quiet?
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January 21st, 2010, 12:05 PM
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Every time I had a contraction everyone would get quiet, and it was actually kind of annoying. I was in labor, not performing, people. I don't know why it annoyed me they got quiet, but the talking didn't bother me in the least. Go figure.
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January 21st, 2010, 12:21 PM
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I could care less that people were talking when I was having Lily. I wasn't talking, but it didn't bother me that others were.
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January 21st, 2010, 12:25 PM
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I prefer quiet. in the beginning part of active labor I don't mind chatting between contractions, but once I get "in the zone" I don't want anyone talking unless *I* initiate it.
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January 21st, 2010, 12:28 PM
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I prefer lots of talking. It helped me to get through a contraction to focus on the conversation of others.
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January 21st, 2010, 02:50 PM
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I prefer talking and joking during labor. Laughing is the best form of endorphins...
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January 21st, 2010, 04:19 PM
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I didn't mind if people were talking quietly, I however did not want you talking to me.

I remember at one point I was laying down on my bed with my husband and he was behind me. While I was having contractions he would coach me and just being sweet. I told him to and very loudly shut up haha. I felt bad after I gave birth but at the time I just did not want him talking to me. I still feel bad about it!

I had background noise the whole time. Lets see, I went through Golden Girls, The Road to Wellville and Groundhog Day then I delivered listening to the Foo Fighters
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January 21st, 2010, 06:35 PM
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I honestly prefer not to be talked to... I hated it when the nurses would talk to me or DH while I was in labor with DS2 in the hospital. I think I even told them to "shut the f*** up" at one point.... We'll see how it goes this time around since we're at home but I'm betting that I'm just going to want quiet or soft music.
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January 22nd, 2010, 10:02 AM
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I don't mind chatter in the beginning, because it keeps things light...but towered the end, just don't ask me questions while in the middle of a contraction! I have a tendency to focus within myself, and don't like being pulled out of that...but on the flip side of that, I didn't mind DH talking to me during contractions, because he was coaching me through them, and I needed that!

I guess I prefer more peace and quiet (like soft music) when I'm trying to focus.
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January 22nd, 2010, 10:53 AM
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when I was in labor with my son, I had a poker game going on in the backgroud...I was so zoned out it didnt matter LOL
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January 22nd, 2010, 02:09 PM
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I perfer it to be quiet.
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January 23rd, 2010, 02:31 PM
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I was talking and everyone around me was talking and it didn't bother me at all. I was having a conversation with my Midwife in between pushes.
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