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I am having a planned c/s on the 13th of december and my hubby is going to come in with me but.....................after my experience with him with the last bubby i am soooooo afraid he is going to faint.
it doesnt take much to make him queesy when blood and noises are involved! He fainted because they put a drip in my hand and a tiny drop of blood came out while i was in labour with DS!!!!!
My mum says i should see if the hospital will let me have 2 support people so she can be on "standby" incase he does hit the dust but i dont think they will let me!
I dont want to be lying awake on the operating table (last time was a general so i dont even know what to expect.....they say they are giving me a spinal cos epidurals dont work for me for some reason) and suddenly find myself without a hand to hold, but i dont want to say to hubby "thanks but after last time.........."
It can't hurt to ask about having a 2nd support person there.
For mine, as soon as I was wheeled into the operating room they made DH sit down on a chair that they pulled up next to my head, on the opposite side from all the drips and tubes in me. A sheet screen kept him from seeing any of the procedure. And the only noise that I can think of was suction, I actually had to ask when they had started and it turned out to have been several mnutes before. :laughing: So maybe your partner would be ok.
Oh, and I know it's not the same, but if your DH drops the anaesthesiologist will always hold your hand :)
My hubby was present for both of my c-sections and was also sat on a chair next to my head to hold my hand. He got a bit curious when DS was born and asked to watch but they advised against it. As for a second person on standby, at King Edward Memorial in Perth ( which is where i had all my darlings) when we were doing our last check in appointment before the big day, we filled in a form and was asked if their was someone else we would like to be there. they were not allowed to come into the theatre but would be allowed to wait in the theatre's waiting room so if something did happen to hubby, they could come in. But as my hubby is not effected by blood etc we did not name anyone.
Well, I had an emergency c-section with DS2 and hubby was in there. We couldn't hear anything that was going on, and the screen is up so you and hubby can't see anything.
I then had a planned c-section, (we found out a few days before that DD1 couldn't come out the way we wanted), and DH wouldn't be anywhere else. Then when DH left to take bubs away the anesthesiologist was there to be my support, and both times they were great.
Good luck and let us know how it goes.:fingerscrossed: :fingerscrossed: :fingerscrossed: :fingerscrossed:
I'm hoping for a vb, but i think my dp is going to faint aswell...
But i hope not! :eek:
Good luck with your birth!! I'm sure if you explained the situation they may allow for your mother to come in if your hubby faints... i mean, you do need someone you know (that is functioning) in there with you!
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