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    Default What did you do with your children when you went into labor?

    For those who have no family support or couldn't ask friends, what did you do with your children when you went into labor?

    My DD is 2.5 and my DS is 1 and all our family live Interstate. I don't feel as though I could ask friends to take time off work as you never know when labor is going to happen. I don't want the kids to come to hospital with me and DH. What happens if it's the middle of the night?

    Any suggestions would be great?

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    We've recently moved and have no family and no friends here yet. My DP also does FIFO and I'm just over 37 weeks at the moment. Unfortunately it's a new job so he can't take time off but he comes home on Thursday for a week and then my sister flies over 4 days later for 2 weeks and then DP will be back again. I figure the baby should come sometime during those weeks. I won't be able to have anyone at the hospital with me (unless bub comes the one day both DP and my sister are here) but at least there will be either one of them to watch the girls. I know it's far from ideal but could your DH stay with your girls if it comes down to it?

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    I had my boys with us for DDs birth, I would of preferred them to not be there but we didn't have much choice.

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    My neighbour has children and although I didn't know her that well I did know she is a psychologist and her husband a youth worker and so j figured they were good people and I teed them up to take my son. Thank goodness as I had an hour and a half labour and if she hadn't lived there I think my 3 year old would have helped deliver the baby

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    My daughter watched, she thought it was great, and she was great she knew to be quiet and when it was ok to hug me or to keep her distance. She was three and I see yours are a bit younger than that though. Do you go to a playgroup or mothers group where you could ask the women for help?

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    Thanks for your replies everyone. A friend has offered to look after them which is fantastic.


 

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