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  • SoccerPlayerMom 07-30-12 | 02:17 AM
  • 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?
  • MrsS1stbaby MrsS1stbaby's Avatar 07-30-12 | 09:11 AM
  • 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.
  • MollysMommy MollysMommy's Avatar 07-30-12 | 04:37 PM
  • 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!
  • Dopey406 Dopey406's Avatar 07-30-12 | 05:50 PM
  • 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.
  • SoccerPlayerMom 07-31-12 | 04:32 AM
  • Lol thanks for that image Dopey406
     
    ))

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