Reddit user asks if anyone has ever had their father-in-law present in the labour ward.
RavenWing88 wrote, “Hi everyone. I don’t see many posts in hear from guys, so I guess I am a rarity.
My wife came home from her breastfeeding class tonight and told me of an interesting conversation that she had with my step-mum (she went to the class with her). They were discussing the labour team. The hospital she is going to deliver at allows 3 people in the delivery room. I will be there. She is trying to figure out the other 2. Her mum lives in Arizona and won’t be here in time. If she was, she would be in the room. She thought about my sister, but the big fear is that she would get in the way because she herself is a neonatal cardiac nurse. My mum won’t make it down from Northern PA in enough time to get registered. My wife wants my step-mum in there. That leaves one more. She said she is very comfortable and completely okay with my dad being in the room, mainly for me.
I have a heart condition that gets exaggerated with stress and nervousness. Because he has dealt with it for years, my dad really knows how to get me to relax. I was okay with this suggestion until I really started thinking about it. Now I am second guessing her plan. Has anyone ever had their father in law in the room before?”
Would you (or did you) consider having your FIL in the labour ward?
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