Baby Corner


 
Old 07-30-12, 03:17 AM
Community Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Toronto
Posts: 202
Thanked 0 Times
Points: 461
Level: 7
Weekly Activity 2491.89%
Default Entertainment during labour

Ok, call me crazy but I'm one of those people who constantly need a book, or a tv show or a magazine to keep me busy. I even take magazines to work in case I need them during coffee breaks.

Sooo, I was wondering, would I/ we need to bring some pre recorded TV shows, mags etc to the hospital with us in case the labour takes long time? Or am I being incredibly naive to think I would even have the time?
Reply With Quote
 
Old 07-30-12, 10:11 AM
MrsS1stbaby's Avatar
is a mother of 2 beautiful kids!
Grounded Dreamer
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Northeast Florida
Posts: 3,488
Thanked 510 Times
Points: 685
Level: 9
Weekly Activity 3649.73%
Default

That's not crazy! When we took a birthing class they recommended that you bring books, magazines, DVD's, and even a CD player in case you want a special playlist during your labor. My husband even brought his Playstation and some games because we found out during the hospital tour that the TV in the room has the hook-ups for that.

But we didn't use any of those things! I may have looked at a magazine a few times, but since I did not have any labor (c-section), I didn't have any down time before the baby came to just wait around. And then after the baby was born, we were both just exhausted. You'll have visitors & nurses coming in and out, then you are tending to the baby or trying to rest a bit. We watched the TV in the room a lot, they did have cable, but really you spend so much time just staring at the baby and feeding the baby you don't have time to do much else, lol! At least that was our experience.
Reply With Quote
 
Old 07-30-12, 05:37 PM
MollysMommy's Avatar
is a stay at home Mommy<3
Community Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: TN
Posts: 294
Thanked 4 Times
Points: 498
Level: 8
Weekly Activity 2689.19%
Default

never.thought about that. butttt I didnt have any time or patience for that. I did listen to soft music they had available on their tv. but mostly I tried to rest bc it was reccommened and I had my fiance and mother by my side who talked to me and kept me calm. thank God for them!
Reply With Quote
 
Old 07-30-12, 06:50 PM
Dopey406's Avatar
is loving her husband and children!
Administrator
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Ohio
Posts: 24,955
Thanked 1,189 Times
Points: 882
Level: 10
Weekly Activity 4652.43%
Default

Nah, my husband bouncing on the birthing ball was plenty of entertainment for me.
 


Actually we did take a deck of cards and played cards most of the time during easy labor. After Baby arrives, you're too tired for any of that stuff and visitors will keep you plenty busy.
Reply With Quote
 
Old 07-31-12, 05:32 AM
Community Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Toronto
Posts: 202
Thanked 0 Times
Points: 461
Level: 7
Weekly Activity 2491.89%
Default

Lol thanks for that image Dopey406
 
))
Reply With Quote

Latest Articles
Simpler Drug Labels for Pregnant and Breastfeeding Mothers
If you've ever looked at your prescription bottles, you may have wondered, "Is this medication safe during pregnancy?" New labeling guidelines released by the FDA will now make it easier for you to know what medications are safe for pregnant and breast

Can You Take Too Much Folic Acid?
If you are diligently making sure you get as much folic acid as you possible can every day, you may want to read about this startling new research that says too much folic acid may actually be harmful.

New Alcohol in Pregnancy Guidelines Issued in the UK
New guidelines on drinking alcohol before and during pregnancy from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in the U.K. have been released. How do their guidelines compare to those in the U.S.?

Woman Gives Birth to Surprise 14 Pound Baby
Another rare case of big baby syndrome, macrosomia, occurred in Tampa Floria last month, when a woman gave birth to an amazing 14 pound baby.

Olive Oil In Women's Diets Can Boost Fertility
If you have been eating a low fat diet and trying to conceive, researchers say you might want to think twice. Healthy oils and fats can help to increase your chances of conceiving by as much as 40%.

January 2015 Baby Photo Contest Winner

"Puddin' Smile" Baby Photo Contest Winner
Congratulations Puddin15!

Calculators & Tools

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:27 PM.


Pregnancy | Fertility | Baby | Toddler | Free Baby Stuff! | Community | Baby Names

About Baby Corner | Advertising | Editorial | Contact Baby Corner | Terms of Use | Privacy Notice


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright © 2015, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO ©2009, Crawlability, Inc.