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Will they allow your partner into the delivery room if they have been drinking?

(15 Posts)
Nikki2ol6 Sun 25-Dec-16 14:46:02

My partner wants to have a few drink.... a fair few with his friends today. I don't mind I doubt today is the day but hey you never know right? So if he did go out and got drunk but not falling all over drunk of course so would he be allowed into the hospital still?

Oysterbabe Sun 25-Dec-16 16:03:01

Yep, as long he's not causing trouble.

Wolfiefan Sun 25-Dec-16 16:05:24

How pg are you? Can't he have just a couple instead of getting drunk? confused

EdithWeston Sun 25-Dec-16 16:13:18

Having had a drink or two, fine.

Actually drunk, not fine.

Reality16 Sun 25-Dec-16 16:14:14

I would seriously ducked off if I was close to due and my DH chose to go out drinking. I have no objections to him going out etc but when birth could well be imminent I would expect him to behave like a sensible adult and put his child and wife above a beer

Nikki2ol6 Sun 25-Dec-16 16:15:01

I'm due in around 9-10 days. He can drink a fair amount and look fine so he's not going over the top he said just incase

Wolfiefan Sun 25-Dec-16 16:19:02

If he can drink a fair amount and look fine and not want to miss a drinking session in case the baby arrives then I think potentially being drunk in the delivery room is the least of your worries.

Blondeshavemorefun Sun 25-Dec-16 16:28:40

I would be upset if df decided to go major drinking around bubs due date can't he hold on a week or two and wet babies head .....

PotteringAlong Sun 25-Dec-16 16:30:25

Your bigger problem would be getting to the hospital if he's over the limit.

Crispbutty Sun 25-Dec-16 16:32:37

They can get a taxi, or a lift.. He might not drive, they might not have car.

Nikki2ol6 Sun 25-Dec-16 16:33:47

We would be getting a taxi as the parking prices are not cheap there. He has decided to stay in and have a drink on his own

mayhew Sun 25-Dec-16 16:37:08

Well we don't breathalyse at the door.
I have had three experiences with drunk partners.
One, was a bit of an arse with stupid questions, was sick in hand basin and snored in chair afterwards. Missed birth.
Two, fell asleep on the floor. Snored loudly. As it was a small room, I rolled him into recovery position with my foot, under the bed. Missed birth.
Three, arrived at elective CS drunk. Shouty and obnoxious. Security "had a word". Definitely needed a chair in theatre, did not give him baby to hold.

Others might not be entirely sober but did not disgrace themselves.

Nikki2ol6 Sun 25-Dec-16 17:28:04

Oh wow he would never get into that state lol

MouseLove Sun 25-Dec-16 19:50:17

Wait. He's going out with his mates on Christmas Day and leaving his heavily pregnant partner at home. Wow!! What a guy. Isn't today about family? Sorry but it sounds like he has his priorities mixed up!

MouseLove Sun 25-Dec-16 19:51:26

Sorry ignore my comment. It seems he's seen sense!!

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