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    With DD he was around the whole time. He was kind of useless at home though. My mum had popped by and she was much more helpful. DH was a bit more helpful at the hospital though.

    With DS I sent everyone on their way with their days when I was in early labour in case it fizzled out. I called DH about 1.5 hours before DS ended up being born and he left work, picked DD up and came home (took about 30-40 mins). Then at the hospital he was trying to park the car and the midwife had to tell him to park it and run because we were close to delivery. All up he was probably with me about 40 mins of my entire labour? (nearly 11 hours, nearly 4 of which were probably active).

    I'd be ok with him being out and about as long as he was contactable and close. I think I prefer to labour by myself or with just a midwife anyhow. Or if he can sit in the corner and only come close in second stage lol.

    eta - my DH gets limited time off. So I preferred him to work and save the time afterwards. Only reason he was around for DD is we were supposed to get induced that day so he took time off but it was cancelled.
    Last edited by smallpotatoes; 10-11-2016 at 12:43.

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    Nope - he was overseas and came home the night before DD was born. Not an ideal situation but there wasn't much we could do about it.


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