ok so as the title says there is a chance I might not have any support people this time round for the following reasons...
A. I'm a single parent so no partner to hold my hand.
B. My mum is unwell and not upto the helping plus she will be having my 3yo while I have baby.
C. My sister who was there when DD was born has been a bit of a selfish cow the last couple of months and is very woe is me I have 3 girls under 6 and I need a break when it suits me. Everything is me me me she even asked me to change my baby shower date after the invites went out in favor of a child's birthday party. I could go on and on but I think you get my drift. There is a very good chance we may have an argument before delivery day if she doesn't give it a rest cause I'm over it. PS. She has a partner who does heaps for her and doesn't get a lot of thanks in return.
D. My cousin and very good friend who was also there for DDs birth has some big probes with her 19yo son at the moment suicidal etc and I don't feel right about relying on her to be there for me knowing what she is going through and I don't feel right I even asking will she be able to manage it (I'm way too independent for my own good sometimes and hate asking people for anything big or small).
I don't have many close friends and there is no one else I would be comfortable in asking to be there so I'm trying to psych myself up to doing it on my own (am upsetting myself just writing this) as I may not have a choice.
So I guess I'm after some happy stories from anyone who has given birth with no support person to hopefully make myself feel better if this is the way it goes for me.