I am planning a HB in 2 weeks and I have no one to watch my 4 1/2 year old twins. My friends, family and In-laws live out of town and I do not know anyone here that I trust. We did have help but it fell through and so my husband and I are on our own.
Do you think my kids will be fine not having someone to watch them.Do you think they will be old enough to understand? My husband says that he will be able to take care of them and me at the same time, but I am worried that one will have a meltdown and become overwhelmed. I have heard about student doulas that will watch your children while you go into labor,but not sure if that is true. I have been talking to them about birth and getting them involved to get them more secure about it,but I just do not want them having a tantrum because they are scared etc. I am also worried that my mind will be on our kids and not on the labor which will make it harder.
Has anyone been in this situation and were your kids just fine not having a babysitter during labor? Any advice would be great.