Shelby - posted on 09/26/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )




I was totally expecting my babies father to be there for the birth...... due to circumstances im not to sure if he will make it....i dunno what ill do without him.........any advice???


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Amy - posted on 09/27/2009




Have your mother or someone who you are very close to there. You will be more focused on having the baby than who is there, but you still need someone who loves you and cares about you there for support!!

Alison - posted on 09/26/2009




You need somebody you can trust and who will help make you feel comfortable. Ask your mom, a sister, a close friend, whoever you know you can count on and who has gone through labor before to be your "coach." A supportive helpful friend can meet your needs and reassure you when you need it - that's what's most important. If you don't have someone you feel comfortable with, you might check into a Doula or Midwife, depending on how far out your due date is. A Doula is basically a birth expert who can fill the role of a birth coach for you, but if you go that route it is best to find one ASAP so you get to know her in advance.

Candice - posted on 09/26/2009




to tell you the honest truth just make sure you have someone you feel comfortable with there... you will be so focused on having your baby that you wont have time to think about the fact that he couldnt make it.... my fiancee couldnt be there for the birth of our baby so i brought friends..... as long as they are supportive of you , you will be fine :)

Ashley - posted on 09/26/2009




Can your mom go with you? My husband did not know what to do and was not all that helpful. I think I'd prefer to have my mom there then my husband.

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