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    Hi Ladies,

    I'm about to do a new stim cycle, and have a 21 month old son. For those of you who don't have any family nearby, what did you do with older children when you had your EPU? I can't sleep, trying to figure out what to do with DS while DH and I are donating/in theatre.

    Its probably just pre-cycle nerves making me obsess about it, so I'm pretty sure I'm overexaggerating it in my head.

    Thanks!

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    Our older child went to daycare 2days/wk so we just added another day on epu day

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    EPU - DH wasn't allowed in theatre so DD waited for me with DH in the hospital cafe. I didn't think partners were allowed in theatre for EPU's?

    Transfer - DD came in with me as DH was overseas for work.

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    He's not in daycare, otherwise that would be a great idea. Daycare doesn't do one offs, do they?

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    DS still naps between 1 and as late as 4pm, so while it could work in the morning, I have a feeling that they might only do afternoon collections at Westmead (my FS does mornings at Greenwich). I understand that DH won't come into theatre with me, but if it clashes with DS's nap time, I'm worried that it will be very hard.

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    Family or friends?

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    No close family, and friends all work. I moved about 6 months ago, so not sure if I should ask someone from play group as I don't know the other mums all that well yet. I was just wondering what everyone else did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VikkiB View Post
    DS still naps between 1 and as late as 4pm, so while it could work in the morning, I have a feeling that they might only do afternoon collections at Westmead (my FS does mornings at Greenwich). I understand that DH won't come into theatre with me, but if it clashes with DS's nap time, I'm worried that it will be very hard.
    Oh ok. Hmm will your DS nap in the pram whilst waiting? Yea I was lucky we had ours early morning. I'm with you as we never have anyone to help out either. DH's family are all over east and mine, well that's another thread for another time lol

    Hope you can sort something out. I was like you stressing before hand. It just seemed to pan out.

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    Ah yea sorry re read , 4 hours is a bit long for a nap in the pram.

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    Can u get a nanny or babysitter at your house? In my local area there is a Facebook group setup for nannying and babysitting and u can use them one-off or on a regular basis. I get one for all my appointments as we have no family to help out either.


 

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