Hi ladies again,
I need your advise/experiences on how to handle visitors after homebirth.
the main difference with hospital birth is that there is no official visiting hours and people are more at ease to stay longer in a house compared to a small hospital room. finally, people expect to be served when visiting someone.
I guess there is 2 types of visitors:
1) those that are really close friends/family, that are important to me and I would like them to see my baby soon after birth (my sister, good friend, parents, my DH mom etc). they are usually helpful, would clean and cook and take care of me, but still, i would appreciate to have good periods of time daily where we are alone with baby, my DH and our DS.
How did you deal with this kind of helpful visits?
2) those that are not too close to me, that I know from work, friends, family, I don't see them often usually....but I was surprised to see them the day of my first birth in the hospital!
this time, my plan is to ask my family to not announce the birth to others until we are ready to receive visits.
How did you deal with that kind of visitors at home?