Lol if you're worried about getting "messy" during labor, you're in for a real treat!! Honestly, I personally find it weird but I wouldn't say YOU are weird bc everyone has different preferences! I want nothing more than to finally hold my baby as soooon as possible, messy or not I want it all you never know it might change when it comes to that time and might not even cross your mind!
Actually that kinda grossed me out when I gave birth to my 1st, she was 9lb12 and huge, with a swollen head from forceps, and had the cord still on and was naked, wet and bloody and had dark hair, and was plonked on my chest, I kinda wanted to say EW get it off me!!!!!!!!!!! I kinda pictured a little clean bald baby dressed and wrapped being placed in my arms like you see on movies! (duh)
Second time round tho I kinda knew what to expect and after a really painful (no epidural) birth I was just glad to get him outta me and didnt care about the ickyness! There was blood and water all over the bed and floor which I coudnt avoid touching obviously, so that's kinda nasty. They do clean it up tho.
Just ask your baby is rubbed down 1st! They do say skin to skin is best
Just thinking about my birth this time round with twins, Im gonna have two icky babies placed on me!! Last time my singletons were term so didnt have any vernix what so ever, where as I bet my twins will cos they come a few weeks early. Hadnt thought of that. It doesnt bother me tho, its not their fault! I could ask to get the bloodyest stickiest one placed on my DH's bare chest LOL
I don't think you're weird. To be honest, I never really thought about it so I can't really say. Except that sitting in front of a computer eating ice cream is completely different than when I actually am sweaty, icky and tired from giving birth all the way in August. So, I'm going to just go with the flow and see what happens.
I personally didnt care what he had on him, I just wanted to hold him ASAP. I even kissed him before cleaning. Theres a chance when the time comes you will change your mind. Birth is messy and you will be messy no matter what. Glad I dont get freaked out lol cause i have been pooped, peed, and vomited on no matter how much I try to avoid it. But the weird thing is, it doesnt gross you out, cause its your baby
It's your personal preference, but you might change your mind after the baby comes.
I'm going to be so ecstatic that I don't care what fluids my baby is covered in. I just want to hold them and comfort them after such a traumatic ordeal. Birth is tough stuff for the mom and baby. I think I would go nuts if my baby wasn't handed to me immediately.
Iv thought about that too, they really are yucky when they come out. The only thing I think is weird is the gloves when u pee in a cup! Hahahaha that's so much extra work! Lol just kidding.. Everyone's different, I think I want my little boy clean before they give him to me too, but u never know u might not care at all when the moment comes!
After birth they get you up and in to the shower so fast you wouldn't even think about the sticky stuff. Here they say not to bath a baby for the 1st 24hrs. they rub them down when they put them on you so the are dry it is not like plop heres your baby they put a towel on your tummy then baby is born on to it and rubd down to get the air and blood going and get them to give a cry.
There was no towel between me and my daughter. It was skin to skin. My doctor guided her out, but after my last push he told me to reach down and grab my baby. I wasn't expecting that, but two and a half hears later I vividly remember what her tiny body felt like in my hands the first time I touched her. I know I will never forget that. It was the most amazing experience of my life. I couldn't really see her once i pulled her up because i was flat on my nack from the epidural. I don't have especially vivid memories of seeimg her for the first time, but the first time we touched was so special. I don't remember her being icky. They were wiping her down with a dry towel while she was on my chest. They didn't take her from me for a long time and I know she didn't get a bath until the next day.
I agree that you're going to be filthy whether you touch the baby or not. The bed is going to be repulsive. They did a good job of cleaning mine while I was still in it though. I didn't have the poo experience like some people mentioned. And I wasn't allowed to shower for a while because of my epidural, so I wouldn't count on being rushed to a shower.
All that said, I wouldn't change a thing. I didn't feel the need to shower and have my bed really changed until they cleared the room and it was just me and dh. Then I was like ok, when do I get to shower?
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