Just my midwife, doula, and husband. My mom is okay with not being there and I need her to watch my DD now anyway. Thank god my MILs live far away because I know they'd both be acting like petulant brats about not being in the room. I know some people like a lot of family support but I seriously need as few people as possible. The only ones attending are either support or baby's daddy and that's all I am comfortable with.
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Same here for me! OB, DH, nurses, and likely a doula. Our families live across country, so thankfully we won't have any issues with people wanting to be in the room or invading our personal space too soon after the birth. :)
DH, doula, OB, DD 12yo (+ whomever the OB needs, like a nurse or 2?)
This is really a lot for me-- I'd prolly rather crawl in a hole alone! My rationale for each is:
DH-- she's his child, too C:
doula-- since I have to have a hospital birth, I'll need someone to advocate for me & to remind me not to give up, etc (DH is not great in emergencies or anytime that I am in pain!)
OB-- again, hospital birth; I don't think they'd let me do it w/o him!
DD-- she asked to be there; she's growing to become a young woman & wants to experience a birth-- I think that's wonderful, but don't ask me to repeat that during transition!
I do reserve to right to kick out of my room any and all at the time tho!
My mother or MIL would prolly travel to be there if they thought I'd let them in! But, for me, just no.