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    I think you should definately ask a friend to help. Staff are unable to care for children and the last thing on your mind or your dh mind is going to be caring for your toddler. Both of you need to be able to concentrate on the birth without any distractions ...good luck!

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    Please don't do that to your toddler ... Or yourself and your hubby.

    Good luck.

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    I can imagine it must be hard to go through things like this with no family support. If there is no family friend to help out what about a nanny or sitter for that time? It is only natural to worry about DD from time to time and I think even if DH was with her you would most likely still wonder how she is!

    I do think it places too much pressure on DH to expect him to be there for you and look after dd. This is a special moment between the two of you and (my opinion only) you gave your first child the special time of having DH undivided attention for the birth so I think the new baby deserves it too - if it can be arranged. It's amazing how friends come to the rescue and are only too happy to help.

    I also agree with pp about in case of emergency what happens to dd. There are plenty of situations which are just not appropriate for her to see.

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    I'm not in your position yet but I don't think I'd take my Bub to hospital with me as I screamed most of my labour with her and I wouldn't want her seeing me in that much pain.


 

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