Don’t want a crowded delivery room? Now is the time to figure out who will be in the delivery room with you. More in week 35.
While you’re busy packing your labor bag, it’s also time to consider who you want with you at the hospital…or who you don’t. Check on your hospital’s visitor policy as some limit it to a certain number of support people. Identify who will be your primary support person. Usually this is your partner, but for some women it may be their mother, sister, or close friend. Do you want a doula present to help coach you? If there are people you specifically don’t want in your labor room or to visit afterwards, you need to set those ground rules now. Make sure your partner and labor nurse know in case an uninvited guest shows up. Don’t feel bad about your choices; this is your big day, and you need to feel comfortable with those around you!
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Reviewed by Dr. Jen Lincoln, April 2020