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I want my dad to be present during birth

(28 Posts)
Mrsstandard Sun 15-Sep-13 17:58:54

I lost my mum when I was young and have built a strong relationship with my dad. I recently found out I was pregnant and am delighted but also very scared. By the time of the birth I will be married with my partner but it would mean everything if my dad was by my side on that special moment. I want to know how I can ask him to be there with me and also is it strange I want him to be there? Thanks.

katebakes Sun 15-Sep-13 23:53:22

That's so sweet! My husband and I will be at the birth but my parents are taking us to the hospital. Truth be told they'll probably be in the room too!

tillyo Sun 15-Sep-13 23:57:19

I would def have my dad their. Very close to my dad closer to him then my mum. Whenever I'm ill I always want dad. Even with my wedding dress I made dad come. Don't worry what other people think its your choice! X

Lydia161290 Mon 16-Sep-13 00:20:55

It's not weird at all. I had my son a month ago and my dad was present at the birth with my partner. It wasn't planned or anything, I woke up during labor and he was right there next to me keeping my partner company.

My mum lives over in Ireland and couldn't make the birth for reasons, so my dad stepped in, which now, i'm happy it turned out that way.
It was nice having a parent there and I didn't feel uncomfortable at all.

I was too busy riding out my contractions to really think much about it. The midwives were lovely and kept everything discreet for me. My dad sat in the chair when I was pushing out my son and once he was born my partner and him were distracted with him while I was being stitched up.

He was great. I'd say go for it, it's you labor. You're allowed two people in the room with you!

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