Re: Do you have someone stay with you after the birth?
With my dd I had no one stay. Dh is helpful, but I felt great after I had her and was able to do anything I needed. I wasn't tired because I napped when she napped. (the joy of having 1 dc!)
With my ds, I didn't have anyone at first. However when he was 1 week old, I hemmoraged and had to have 2 d&c's. I lost nearly all blood. So, after being in surgery 2 times and having 4 blood transfusions in under 24 hours, my mom came and stayed overnight so dh and I could get some much needed sleep. I felt okay the next day, but dh took a few days off to make sure the 2 kids weren't too much for me.