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Hi Ladies,

 

My family just moved to MD and we are trying to figure out what to do with my 2 year old while i'm in labor.  I'm using a birth center so I don't anticipate being gone long but we don't have family or friends in the area.  I've tried googling sibling care, on call care etc without any success.  Does anyone know of any groups, services etc that provide care for a sibling with no notice.  I'm ok with bringing her to the birth or leaving her home.

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Hi Ladies,

 

My family just moved to MD and we are trying to figure out what to do with my 2 year old while i'm in labor.  I'm using a birth center so I don't anticipate being gone long but we don't have family or friends in the area.  I've tried googling sibling care, on call care etc without any success.  Does anyone know of any groups, services etc that provide care for a sibling with no notice.  I'm ok with bringing her to the birth or leaving her home.

 

I haven't thought about this too much yet, as I'm still TTC, but I was thinking that my son might be there for my labor. At least part of it anyway, and depending on what time it happens. Maybe you could line up a babysitter who can work on notice like that? Or try calling some local doulas to see if they have any advice for you. Good luck!


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Try looking for drop in centers - there is one in Clarksville call Kids Time out Drop in child care. I know nothing about it except I know it is there, and I know there are other places like that in the area. You may want to call them in case, they aren't open all hours though. I went into labor and drove to the hospital at 2 am, so it wasn't an option for us. If you have a doula, you could just depend on the doula, and then your husband can watch your younger child. It may have to do if you have no family or friends in the area.


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I don't know where in MD you are, but here is a sibling doula option I just heard about: http://www.villagebirthcoop.com/Village_Birth_Coop/Labor_Support.html

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Thanks, I eventually came across Village Birth while searching and have set up a sibling doula through them!

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