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October 15th, 2007, 06:24 PM
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That was something I really worried about during my pregnancy. We recently relocated and I didn't have anyone local who could watch my children. My Mom was planning to come for the birth, but I knew it was still a possibility that she might miss it. Our plan was that my husband would attend to the kids and I would have my midwife and her assistant to help me if my Mom wasn't there. As it turned out, my labor was from 9pm to 8:30am and my Mom was here so we had all bases covered. I think it would be great if you can find someone to come to the house and be with them. For me, my husband was such a huge support during labor that if he hadn't been there by my side at all times after I hit the later stages it would have been so much more difficult.
Alison - Mom to: Emmeline (7/14), Augustus (2) Maximus (4) Eleanor (5) Reid (6) Evelyn (8) Lucas (13) Christopher (14)

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