View Poll Results: Would you let your Dad watch you give birth?
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Old 12-03-2007, 12:18 PM   #21
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OMG! No way!

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Old 12-03-2007, 12:33 PM   #22
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I'm sure it has a lot to do with your relationship with your father. My dad isn't perfect, and we've had our issues in the past... but he's not a bad guy, and I do love him a lot; I often fear he won't be around much longer (he's in poor health).

When I had my 1st child in Oct., I had DH, my mom, and my sister in the delivery room (the hospital had said only 2 people, but the nurse and MD didn't seem to care how many came in). Since my family arrived about the time I was to start pushing, I told my mom on the phone that only she and my sister might wanna come in, since it was about time. Dad was never really discussed; I guess I just assumed he would want to wait outside. After DS was born, my mom said "your dad was really disappointed he couldn't come in; he really wanted to be here and see it." He practically flew into the room as soon as they let him back. It was his first grandchild. I felt so bad when my mom told me that; because if she had said something earlier, I would've let Dad come in. I had no idea that's how he felt; I just assumed he wouldn't want to. He tends to "old-fashioned" in a lot of ways I am not, and while it wouldn't have bothered me to have him there, I thought it would bother him!

Oh well, maybe next time. :-) But yeah, bottom line is, it's each woman's personal decision, and not somehtign to be determined by what others would do.
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Old 12-03-2007, 12:48 PM   #23
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My Dad was there when DD was born. He was behind my shoulders, being supportive. He wasn't watching like "Oh baby," or anything and I don't see anything wrong with it. He got to experience one of the best moments in my life with me, and that was great. My Mom, though, LOL, was on the business end of things. She's a nurse, though, so it wasn't too big a deal. I had more important things to worry about just then.
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NO WAY!
Only my husband and necessary medical personnel, thankyouverymuch!

Besides, my dad would NOT want to be there anyway. My mom & Dad were first to arrive the next morning, thyough, AFTER we told everyone when it was ALL OVER and we had had our own personal birth without a circus.
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Old 12-03-2007, 12:50 PM   #25
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I voted yes, as far as being allowed by the institution( hospitol) but the choice is really for the parents...


I would allow my dad assuming he wanted to be...but my step mother no way in hell....and I would definately let that be known lol
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Old 12-03-2007, 12:51 PM   #26
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if my dad was more mature and supportive i would...lol...but not actually with my dad. He would just bug me. I am having my MIL, hubby, midwife, and a camera crew (for our bradley video) though so i guess i am not too modest...especially since bradley couples everywhere will be watching. LOL. Might let my dad watched an edited version of the tape.
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Old 12-03-2007, 12:54 PM   #27
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nak

wow, i guess i just have no idea what it feels like to have a loving and supportive dad. my loss, and his.
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Old 12-03-2007, 12:56 PM   #28
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MY real father...I would like to have around so I could shoot him dead. LOL....no not realy kidding. My step dad no cuz its to private. But I can even stand having the hospital staff looking on. Im a prude. LOL
And any of my mothers other husbands should all be in jail for sex crimes so seeing me in the buff would make me NOT want to give birth.
So, in all, NO way in you know where.
BUT as someone said, it probably has a lot o do with the relationship a woman has with her father. How fantastic would it be to have such a wonderful loving father that to have him there would be a blessing? An honor?
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My dad was in the room with me at the end of the bed with everyone else but he was sitting on the floor with his head down crying...I was iffy about it at first but then I said whatever I didn't care who was in there and now I am glad he was in there because he is now in Iraq and felt that that was something special to him before he left.

So no I didnt care but I also had me(duh), DH, my mom, Dh mom, my dad, my SIL, my aunt, my moms bestfriend, and my grandma. Yep a ton of people but I wouldn't change it for the world.


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Funny, I'd not let my dad in.. I love him, but he's such a know it all, I'd want to throttle him. As for women, I don't know, I think I'd be okay with any women I was close to.. a whole tribe if necessary. It's a woman power thing. On a funny spin off though, My mom was an OB nurse for like, 9 years.. I had some preterm labor with my last baby, and when the doctor (who was a QUACK, but that's for another story) heard that, she was like "Hey, then I'm just gonna send you home with some gloves, and if you feel contractions again, just have your mom check you..." in all seriousness. My moms mouth fell open, and I gave the "WTH you lazy @$$" look... ahhh. goodtimes.
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