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After your homebirth, who was the first person you called to tell?<br><br>
forgot to add- Sibling! post that in the friend section I guess!
 

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There should be an option to vote 'other'. I called one of my favorite aunts (my mom was present at the birth).
 

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I didn't make any phone calls after giving birth! Most of the people I wanted to tell were already there or nearby, and then DH made some phone calls while I bonded with the new baby. I guess my parents and inlaws were the first ones to be called, and then the new grandparents told the rest of the extended family.<br><br>
With my first birth, I remember our next door neighbor coming by within the first half hour to visit and hold the new baby- inlaws came the next day, and my parents came a few days later (from out of town.) 2nd birth, my best friend was already there. 3rd birth, didn't really have any inlaws and we lived in my parents house, so there was no need to make any phone calls at all.<br><br>
And we didn't order food in- we'd already planned enough food in the house when I was in labor so there was no need to run out for more. It might have been take-out food, but it was brought over well before the birth.
 

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I put down food... I'm having trouble remembering. I have no siblings, my parents were there (for dd), and my friend was already there, too. My mother called my grandmother at some point relatively soon, and dh called his parents, but I'm sure the first thing I personally thought of was food. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eat.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Eat">:
 

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I don't have an option for me - it was my midwife (she missed the birth!)
 

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Moving this to Homebirth. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
We called my family, I think - probably my parents, then my brother&SIL. It was hours later, though. But we did call pizza too! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eat.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Eat">: <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/bag.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Bag">: <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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My DH called my sisters, and I think I spoke to one of them on the phone (a bit foggy on this...).<br><br>
The first call I made was to my work- the local hospital L&D. They thought I was calling in labour, and the charge nurse said she would "hold" a good room for me, but I was thrilled to let them know I had already had the baby at home <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
Midwives in that area are supposed to call their back up hospital to let them know of a homebirth "in progress" and "completed" in case transfer is needed. Things went quickly, so they never called. In the end I called in my own birth for the "homebirth log".
 

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I called my sisters- one in town and one out of state. I had been up with my birth high for several hours before it was "decent" to call them (we really aren't that close and a 4am call would not have been welcomed) But then I asked the in-town sister to bring me some Starbucks when she came by to see dd.... So - I called a relative and ordered in? lol!!
 

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Yeah....us too. My mw was there, my husband was there, my sister was there, and my SIL was there. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> I don't even know who DH called.
 

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Technically I think the first person we called was DH's boss, because I birthed early in the morning, and he needed to call to tell him he wouldn't be in.<br><br>
The first people we called to tell were my parents. My dad answered. My mom was sleeping in their spare bedroom with our older son, so he then took the phone in to her so I could tell her.
 

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For my first, I called my mom because I knew she was freaking out (hence why she was not, and never will be at my births) I didn't get her because she was driving by my house at the time to make sure all the cars were still here and not at the hospital. She told me later that while I was in labor she kept driving by our house and had even followed a nearby ambulance all the way to the emergency room in case it was us. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll"><br><br>
For my second, I called my mw because she didn't make it in time. Then, I called my mom. We didn't even tell her I was in labor this time and it saved her all the worry. I'm not planning on telling her the next time we go into labor either <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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All my family and friends were mostly here, so I called my best gay friend who had no interest in seeing the birth..lol<br><br>
And then my other guy friend was mad because I didn't call HIM first! LOL
 

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I called my postpartum doula and the LLL leader I was having encapsulate my placenta. After a few hours we called our parents, then our grandparents, but I have no idea exactly who we called first.
 
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