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Should kids be allowed in the delivery room?

Kyle 2012/04/30 14:42:28
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  • cellophane 2012/04/30 15:12:18
    yes
    cellophane
    +3
    Allowed? Yes. Brought? No. Seeing mom go through child birth can be very traumatic. I would insist that there be another family member (other than Dad) in the room to talk the child through what's happening and give reassurance. Of course, if the child wanted to leave, that adult could then go with him.

    I know a woman who, as a child, was in the birthing room when her brother was born. Her response was, "If that's what it takes to have a baby, I'm having puppies!" She has several dogs - and no kids! (Wow! Just think of the possibilities for population control)! ;)

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  • Playerazzi 2013/07/21 07:41:14
    no
    Playerazzi
    It's an intense experience, and not for children.

    Heck, they barely let the fathers in .
  • ♌βļąƈʞƦơșƐ3033♌ 2012/05/01 02:25:56
  • tweet_tweet 2012/04/30 22:40:15
    yes
    tweet_tweet
    If the mother and child wanted it that way, why not?
  • Kat 2012/04/30 19:45:06
    depends
    Kat
    Only if someone if readily available to remove them should the child become a problem or a problem arises.
  • XXrawwwrXX 2012/04/30 19:19:10
    yes
    XXrawwwrXX
    i say its up to the parents and the children, not the hospital.
  • Gunner 2012/04/30 18:00:06
    yes
    Gunner
    +1
    Provided that it's safe for everyone, why not?
  • MW121 2012/04/30 16:57:09
    no
    MW121
    I don't think they need to be in the room.. At our local hospital, there are no children visitors allowed unless they get special permission.
  • D'eath 2012/04/30 15:56:09
    no
    D'eath
    +1
    Why would children want to see their mother screaming in pain?
  • Aingean D'eath 2012/04/30 17:48:33
    Aingean
    +2
    Epidurals are a wonderful thing, I didn't scream at all. Though I did curse my doctor.
  • Sheila Aingean 2012/04/30 18:20:38
    Sheila
    +1
    LOL, I kicked mine in the head. He paid me back later I 'm pretty sure. Next time he will tell someone how a fetal monitor is attached won't he?
  • Aingean Sheila 2012/04/30 20:51:26
    Aingean
    +1
    lol, mine mossied in while my son was crowning and took his time getting in his coat and everthing saying " looks like we are having a baby" I said "NO SH!T SHERLOCK!"
  • Sheila Aingean 2012/05/01 16:29:22
    Sheila
    +1
    I guess how calm you are is dependant on whether you are the one standing up or on the table..... Bless his heart.
  • D'eath Aingean 2012/04/30 19:54:16
    D'eath
    +1
    I'm pleased for you, but I know this form of pain relief does not work for everyone.
    My ex wife screamed, swore at her doctor, at me and just about anyone she could think of.

    Whilst giving birth for most animals is a natural thing and passes just like the day, for many human females it is anything but the passing of the day.

    I would not have wanted my children to watch their siblings being born, and that is why I said no to this question.

    They have since, whilst children, watched lambs being born and so they came to understand the process of birth.

    No doubt my daughter will one day experience of birth first hand and hopefully it will be as easy as yours Angean.
  • Aingean D'eath 2012/04/30 20:57:27
    Aingean
    +1
    My sister had a horrible time too even with an epi. I guess the easy time during labor was make up for the horrible time during pregnancy. I have fibromyagia so pregnancy was rough right up until I had the epi, then since I have a low tolerance for pain meds I was out like a light until it was time to push. I hope your daughter has as easy a labor as I did.
  • D'eath Aingean 2012/04/30 21:23:15
    D'eath
    +1
    Yes I can see how you would have benefitted from the pain relief.

    I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia about 12 years ago; it is unusual for a man to have this complaint.

    I think I can imagine how pregnancy would have caused you additional suffering and the relief you got from the epi.

    I take up to 23 pain killers a day and still I'm not free from pain and the other weird symptoms’ this syndrome inflicts. The only time I am freed from this misery is when I dip into my morphine supply, but there is never enough to last until my next supply from the Doctor.

    Well you are the first person I have met with this complaint which is quite uncommon here in the UK, for the first 10 years before I was diagnosed I thought I was going mad.

    Nice to have met you Aingean
  • Aingean D'eath 2012/04/30 22:20:42
    Aingean
    +2
    It is unusual for men, I was diagnosed at 17 which is a young age to be diagnosed. The doctor I first saw told me I was a liar that only wanted attention. Who would want to pretend to deal with the pain we do? UGH.

    It was good to meet you too.
  • Dagon 2012/04/30 15:53:52
  • lm1b2 2012/04/30 15:34:38
    no
    lm1b2
    I would not want to be in the delivery room,let alone my kids.
  • Sheila 2012/04/30 15:28:45
    depends
    Sheila
    +2
    If the parents say so then sure. If they are not in the way of the Drs. Kids used to be there when birth happened at home.
  • samm3242 2012/04/30 15:23:51
    depends
    samm3242
    +1
    well na really
  • l 2012/04/30 15:14:05
    no
    l
    I think in some cases they would be traumatized!
  • cellophane 2012/04/30 15:12:18
    yes
    cellophane
    +3
    Allowed? Yes. Brought? No. Seeing mom go through child birth can be very traumatic. I would insist that there be another family member (other than Dad) in the room to talk the child through what's happening and give reassurance. Of course, if the child wanted to leave, that adult could then go with him.

    I know a woman who, as a child, was in the birthing room when her brother was born. Her response was, "If that's what it takes to have a baby, I'm having puppies!" She has several dogs - and no kids! (Wow! Just think of the possibilities for population control)! ;)
  • Sheila cellophane 2012/04/30 15:30:44
    Sheila
    +3
    LOL, ok--note to self-- FORCE my teen daughters to view a birth.........

    Thanks for the birth control tip. My only thought was force them to work at Chucky Cheese's. That would also be great BC.
  • Aingean Sheila 2012/04/30 17:45:18
    Aingean
    +1
    It may work on younger teens but I was 19 when I got pregant barely 20 when I had my son. I was 17 when I saw my sister give birth. As much as I love her I wouldn't go in with her again ( though she did accumpany me when I had my son ) she was a much bigger baby then I was.
  • Sheila Aingean 2012/04/30 18:19:02
    Sheila
    +1
    19 is only a teen if you are still in school in my world. I know numerically it is teen, but 19 is grown. I had been Army for 2 years by then.

    But I am sad to hear that might not work...lol...
  • Sprout 2012/04/30 15:11:53
    no
    Sprout
    Not in my room anyway!
  • CUDDLY BUT STILL CRABBY 2012/04/30 15:08:31
    no
    CUDDLY BUT STILL CRABBY
    Is nothing sacred anymore? I observed my daughter's first born delivery and got to see way more than I ever hoped to.

    There's just some things children shouldn't be allowed to observe in the human world.

    This is one of them IMHO.
  • baxter 2012/04/30 15:06:01
    depends
    baxter
    IT deprnds how old thay are and the old ones will learn alot about it
  • Micha Vengeance Way 2012/04/30 14:59:22
    depends
    Micha Vengeance Way
    +1
    It depends on how mature they are.

    When my baby brother Dakota was born I was 8, and I realllllyyy wanted to be in there, but you had to be 12+ so I couldnt, but I think I could have handled it.
  • Mz Understood 2012/04/30 14:57:18
    no
    Mz Understood
    +1
    IMO, giving birth isn't a circus side show. I didn't have the need to have a bunch of people gawking at what was going on. My hubs, the doctor, and the nurse(s) was enough.
    Besides, heaven forbid something should happen to go wrong with mother or child or both. The doctors don't need to trip over a bunch of people who are in their way while they're trying to save them.
  • Aingean 2012/04/30 14:54:08
    depends
    Aingean
    +1
    For the delivery? It really depends on the age and if they can handle the blood that goes with it. Any one under...lets say 11 or so probably shouldn't go in for the delivery I just think it would be to much for them.

    After the delivery and after the mother is sown up then anyone should be allowed in that the mother wants.
  • bluelady 2012/04/30 14:52:22
    no
    bluelady
    lets face it guys, delivery is messy and stinky, you do not look your best and I dont want to subject a child to seeing all of me in that situation...ewwwwwww
  • flaca BN-0 2012/04/30 14:51:33
    no
    flaca BN-0
    For one reason only: there is always a chance the baby might die, or the mother might die.
    It's not that often but it happens.
  • taicho musonda 2012/04/30 14:51:11
    no
    taicho musonda
    i do not think so but if they want to they should
  • Assassin~ Badass Buzz Guru 2012/04/30 14:50:34
    yes
    Assassin~ Badass Buzz Guru
    Depends on the age.
  • Lady Winters 2012/04/30 14:46:35
    depends
    Lady Winters
    Well I believe the hospital should allow them if they are of a certain age and have consent of the woman giving birth. Little kids could get in the way and that could be dangerous. But honestly; I wouldn't want my son in the room with me if I ever have another baby. Talk about traumatizing.
  • KoAm 2012/04/30 14:44:04
    no
    KoAm
    No, except for the baby.
  • darlene 2012/04/30 14:43:55
    depends
    darlene
    On the child.
  • ♒ßεllεchεvεllε®♒ 2012/04/30 14:43:42
    depends
    ♒ßεllεchεvεllε®♒
    +1
    I guess that would be at the mother's discretion. I, personally, wouldn't want my kids present. I could traumatize them for life!

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