I was doing some reading up last night and noticed in a few places, that if you have children already, for some reason, you are more likely to have your baby at night and not having the kids awake while it is all going on. Did this happen for you? Is it a myth or is there something behind it?
I was going to hire a doula, just to have some support when I go into labour. We have no childcare and I was just worried about trying to mange them on our own. Now it looks like we can't afford it (somebody ran into me & wrote off my car booooo). I am pretty sure I will be fine at home and I feel good. However, the only thing I want to control than I can't control is the timing
So yeah, how many of you had your babies at night or very early in the morning?
This is good thank you!! I have gone into labour previously during the night/early morning but given birth about 12. I really want this one to be earlier in the day. Obviously nothing can be planned but a sliver of hope will keep me going a bit longer
I started the 'easy contractions' more than 2 days before giving birth, but realistically I could have handled her around during them (she was home in the morning / evening and night but at MILs for a couple of hours in the afternoon). The more painful ones didn't start until around 10pm, last stage started around 4am and gave birth at 8.31am =)
When I had my homebirth assessment, the midwife kept talking about leaving all the houselights on so they could find the house, asking what the parking was like at night, saying they always liked biscuits because it was the middle of the night etc... so I asked her the same question! She said that often once you have put the older kid/s to bed your body relaxes and that's when the oxytocin kicks in and decides it's time for bubba to come. She said often the siblings will sleep right through it and just wake up in the morning at the right time to meet their brother or sister. Sounds so lovely!
It does all sound so lovely doesn't it?! We will be fine, I just need to keep telling myself that I know it will all be ok, its just my youngest is just so clingy. If she knows she can't get near me, she will want to be near me more!
With my 2nd I went into labour at 5am and had him at 3:38am the next morning. Was back home by 10am. But I had my mum staying at home with DS1. I had my bub at the hospital though not at home. If it were at home he would have slept through the lot. I only had 4 hours of active labour.
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