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Q&A: Labor and delivery staff during birth?

I know my OB will be there, but what other medical staff will be in the delivery room when I'm giving birth?

Re: I know my OB will be there, but what other medical staff will be in the delivery room when I'm giving birth?

The Bump Expert

Good question -- it's nice to be prepared for who’ll be hanging around (and staring at your woman parts) when you’re in the delivery room. Hospitals have differing policies on what staff is present, but here’s a rundown on the basics.

L&D Nurse: As you progress through labor, a labor and delivery nurse will be your support and communication line with the practitioner that will be delivering your baby. She’ll be the one to check your progression and monitor baby as you dilate. You might have the same nurse throughout labor, or there could be one or more switches in staff due to shift changes or other circumstances.

Doctor or Midwife: Once the time comes, of course, someone will be present to deliver your baby. This may or may not be the practitioner that you’ve been seeing throughout your pregnancy (for example, your doc may be on vacation or be part of a practice that rotates which doctor is on call). During pregnancy, ask your doc or midwife who will be available to deliver your baby if she can’t be present. You may be able to meet them ahead of the big day, which should help you feel more comfortable when the time comes.

Anesthesiologist: If you’ll receive some sort of anesthetic during labor (spinal, epidural, or other meds), an anesthesiologist and/or nurse anesthetist may be present to administer the drugs.

OB Tech: Sometimes an OB Tech will come in just before delivery to assist the doctor/midwife and set up instruments that may be needed.

Other Nurse(s), Specialists, Students: Depending on the hospital and the circumstances surrounding the birth, there may be other staff present, such as a nursery nurse, neonatologist or medical student. You might also choose to have a doula present to offer support. (Hospitals rules vary on whether doulas are allowed in the room. Check with yours to find out their policies.)

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It's good to know what kind of med personell will be around during the big moment.

tohave2hold |

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I was asked very early when I arrived at the hospital with my first birth if I would allow medical students to witness the birthing process. I thought this was a hypothetical question and a general statement and signed off on it like was a HIPPA notice and didn't pay much attention to. To my surprise half way through pushing I actually looked past my doctor to see an audience of young medical students staring at my vagina. I was blown away but obviously too busy to to care too much. I expected s standing ovation or something. Lesson learned read what you sign!

Corwin79 |

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I'm hoping they'll abide by it but in my birth plan, I specifically request no students. I know it's their opportunity to learn but I just wouldn't be comfortable with an audience bigger than what's absolutely necessary.

malcivar |

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beside the nurse and dr, the other staff is up to you.

Bellymamadoula |

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Malcivar I completely AGREE with you! In my birth plan I specifically stated to have my partner, best friend, delivering doctor and nurse only...This is my first baby and I'm sure it will be nerve-wrecking enough to be in a pain that I've never felt before, but to add to that pressure would push me over the top and I would hate to be disrespectful.

teaparty09 |

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When I gave birth to my first baby 2 years ago, the only people in the room at the time he was born were, my husband, OB, my nurse and also a nurse to tend to the baby. They usually have 2 nurses at the delivery, one to tend to you and one to tend to baby. Anyone else is unnecessary unless there are going to be known complications with the baby, then you can expect more nurses and probably a neonatologist-newborn specialist. The rest are up to you although I wouldn't recommend inviting too many people unless the delivery room is very large. If you are delivering in a small room then more people just get in the way of the nurses. It's also nice to have less people in the room so that you and your husband/partner/SO have time to bond with your baby right after their birth.

reeree28 |

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Will they show me how to bathe my baby? (they said the nurses will show me how to nurse, but i need to know how to do everything!)

Sonnedecker |

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Sonnedecker : if you ask one of the nurses that will be coming in and out of your room to check on you the morning after you have the baby, they will (or at least should be) more than willing to show you how to bathe your newborn. If there are a lot of deliveries and the floor is busy, you can always turn to your mom or sister (situation permitting), or a fellow parent friend, they always seem to be the ones who are most helpful :) Good luck!

karleep09 |

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I plan on only having my doc, the nurse and my hubby in the delivery room and even then my husband is not allowed to look past my waist. I told my doctor right from the begining that I did not want to have any students or interns or any unnecessary people in the room as I am not comfortable showing my girly parts to the world plus my husband does'nt want to look down there anyway, since he gets queasy really easily and I am sure the sight of blood and a baby popping out of me wont be the most prettiest thing to see. I have a friend who's husband looked down there the entire time and now he looks at her differently because of it and she doesnt know if its because he was grossed out by it or because he was in awe of the situation. Either way, I know my hubby will not want to look. Again, only the most important people in the room need to be there and no one else.

calvin2010 |

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When I had my daughter, there was the L&D nurse, my OB doctor, my daughter had her own doctor and nurse (my doc was strictly OB) and I think maybe a couple other nurses/staff, I'm not really sure. When I got to the point of delivery, I really didnt care or even notice who was all in there. I had been in labor for 17 hours and pushed for 2 hours, the last thing that was on my mind was who was watching. I know when I have this baby, my doctor and the baby's doctor is the same person so that eliminates a couple people there. Plus I am going to a different hospital with a different doctor this time so maybe things will be different.

stormy08 |

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I am 3 centimeters dilated how long till my water breaks and do I start feeling contractions?

cruztara |

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I work in one of the largest teaching hospitals in the country (not in L&D) & it's where I will be delivering. It's also the #1 hospital in the country. There's a strong relationship between the teaching factor & being the best hospital. From day one, I've allowed all kinds of students to be present at my exams & intend to allow them in the delivery room.

whitneymaywillet |

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I was breech, and my mom was asked if it was okay for some nursing students to come in while she was in labor. She said okay, and they all came in with gloves on and every single one proceeded to stick their hand up there and feel what "a breech baby felt like". She was pretty horrified. I plan on being VERY specific on what a med/nursing student's role is to be!!

heidi_lee327 |

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I was also asked if a studen could be in the room just to watch, and I said sure. She introduced herself to me beforehand, which I thought was nice. Well, my epidural didn't work, so I was screaming my head off. My husband said she had a horrible look on her face. I think she'll be using birth control for a while. lol. I personally think it's great that they want to learn. If you are concerned about what their role is, feel free to ask. You can request that they just stand off to the side and only watch if you aren't comfortable with them checking your dilation.

Melissa_Wiles |

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When I was a nursing student, I was only allowed to watch - nothing more. I did hold one woman's leg while her husband held the other while she pushed. One woman who was only there for observation at the time did not want me in the room to even give her a glass of water, thus I was told not to go into her room and was assigned another patient for the day. The hospitals I have been at seem to be much more tactful these days about students and patient interaction. I would never allowed (nor would it been allowed) to have numerous students feel what breech felt like. Definitly know what you are agreeing to but remember that if students do not get exposure, you may be someone's first patient when they are licensed and do not need someone else in the room down the road.

nursemarko |

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Where I work.. we have the Doctor, your nurse, and a nurse for the baby. If for some reason they need NICU for your baby (due to Meconieum, preterm munchkin, or other complications).. there are usually 2 NICU nurses as well.

kelza |

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When I had my daughter there was my doctor the labor and delivery nurse and way off in the corner to help get baby cleaned up was another nurse. I didn't even notice her until after my daughter was born, so she may have just entered. My mom delivered at the University of Iowa and they asked if it was ok to have a medical student in the room, my mom being completly open to this kind of thing said I don't care! Bring em all in! so there was quite a few people in the room when my brother and sister were born. I would have said the same thing as long as it didn't interupt my husband's and I's time with our fresh one!

jodewatson |

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nurses, and maybe tech

sherritajackson |

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As a nurse myself, I believe that the birthing process is sacred and should only be shared between family and the staff needed: the doc, nurses, babies nurses, unless there are complications. As a nursing student, all I got to do was stand way in the corner and watch as women gave birth or had a c-section and the mother had to give permission for you to witness these events. I was not at all complaining because when I have my baby Im going to make certain that no one can come to my room, seeing as how I will be delivering my baby at the hospital in which I am employeed.

kjreggie |

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Every woman is different and the "important" people in the room will be different as well. Some women want the whole family there while other's only want the babies father and the person delivering the baby. I myself prefer the more intimate setting of just me, the dad, and the midwife ( of course her assistant too). That way we get to bond together first and rest before other family comes around. I am also a modest person who doesn't like the idea of a lot of people looking at my vagina but they are medical students and personnel, it's not like they haven't seen a bunch of them so yours would be no different. Plus it's not like they are judging your vagina, they are simply observing a birth so they can learn what to do. I'll bet you'd be glad to know that at some point in time the person who delivered your baby was standing around observing other women's vagina's. As awful as it sounds the point of delivery is really not the best time to get all shy and timid about your "lady parts" being exposed, after all how did you expect the baby to come out? Somebodies face is going to be all up in there until all is said and done, and it won't be your partner either.

AshesBabies2 |

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I had my nurse/midwife, one l&d nurse, my mom, my bf till he got scared and had to leave the room at the end, and the nurse for the baby came in last minute. I signed the ok for med students but it didn't happen. My sister in law however had an entire room full of doctors and nurses and had no say or anything in her birth and it does not sound like she had a good time or healthy time of it at all to add to that. So glad I have a midwife. I really don't care about people seeing me, so I'll check yes again for the med students, I'm trying for all natural and always thought it'd be healthy for the students to see a drug free and surgery free birth where the woman is allowed to go with nature and what her body tells her to. I just have to get the dad to calm down, he got scared when I was pushing because I started screaching, hopefully he understands by now that that's ok. My 14 yr old sister was going to be there, but my mom wasn't able to get her for some reason, even though we'd been given the ok and she really wanted to.

tressakim |

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I work in L&D. In a normal vaginal delivery, there is the Labor nurse, the doctor, an OB tech that assists the dr, and a nurse to catch the baby. Sometimes there are students present, but it's only with permission and it's usually only one. In higher risk deliveries or c-sections, there may be NICU staff present and an anesthesiologist.

d925marie |

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As a first time but also a Physician Assistant Student ( I am done with my training in December-due in Feb) I think having students in the room is a valuable experience. The MD/NP/PA is not going to let the student do anything or be involved in anything that would endanger any one in the room. Also, where do you think your MD started at? I delievered 6 babies, one night on call to all first time mommys without any problems. Generally, there are one or two people gowned and gloved in a sterile fashion for the delivery (this is your MD/midwife/NP/PA) and maybe an assistant. You have your labor and delivery nurse who is the most important person in the patient interaction role. Let's face it the doc checks on you every few hours or so but the nurse is with you all the time. So be nice to them:) then when you are pushing and the baby starts to crown they generally call in for the baby team. If its a low risk delivery then its just a nurse or NP from the newborn nursery. If there is meconium or any sort of fetal distress a neonatologist and his/her team will be present for the delivery. They generally stand out of the way and grab baby when needed. As far as students/residents, its important that they are given an opportunity to be in the room. Your practitioner will never let it that interfere with your care. Students are well aware of this and are very considerate. Believe me, its nice to have a few more cheerleaders after 18 hours of labor. All of the patients I have delivered have been nothing but considerate and understanding and thankful for my input and help during their process, in clinic, OR, or delivery room!

ncjenn03 |

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I know it soulds like a crowd will be there is the room and that most people want to limit that number, I fully recommend having a doula with you. She will help you communicate your needs to the staff at a time when everyone else is just "doing their thing" that they do every time, like clamping and cutting the cord right away, putting the baby on a warmer instead of on your chest, giving baby eye ointment before he's able to look at you, etc. Also, If you want pictures taken, your husband can't hold your hand, too! And after the delivery you'll want someone to continue holding your hand and asking what you need while your husband stays with your baby during the weighing, bathing, etc. Many moms feel totally out of control once the baby is out- having a doula will help ensure that your birth plan is respected and that you get to hold your child as soon as possible.

Greenvilledoula |

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Wow, that's lucky to be sure your OB/GYN will be at the delivery. The only way mine would guarantee her presence is if the delivery were scheduled, which is not what we intend to do. Other than that, my doctor will get a page when I arrive to deliver and she may or may not be on call at that time. Basically, I spent 9 months seeing one doctor - only to find out that it's up in the air whether she will be working or on call when I deliver. What's the purpose of continuity of care if that happens? Might as well have just seen a nurse the entire 9 months.

cjderiese |

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Cideriese - I know how you feel! DH is military, so I get VERY few options with my delivery. I don't even get an actual doctor unless my pregnancy is high-risk. I am forced to have a midwife (which I don't really have a problem with, but it's the principal), and like you, I'm not guaranteed that I will actually get to have her deliver my baby. Basically, I get whoever is on staff when I actually go into labor. Very frustrating, especially with the first baby! Also, regarding the whole medical student thing - I was admitted yesterday because I thought my water had broken (supposedly it was just very thin discharge - I still think they're wrong, honestly). I had specifically stated in my birth plan that I did not want medical students present during labor or delivery, but it's like they didn't even look at my birth plan! I had a student (without a nurse present) doing the tests to see if I was leaking amniotic fluid, and she didn't bother to even explain what the tests were for, etc. I was so frustrated, especially since this is my first baby and I'm obviously not familiar with the process. Anyway, I wasn't in active labor, so I'm hoping that when I actually am and go back to the hospital, that they'll actually pay attention to my birth plan!

FbachsCivvie |

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when i had my first, it felt like there were a million people in the room! i was past caring tho. there was a doctor for me, a doctor waiting for baby, a midwife, an anaethetist, a student nurse, a nurse for me [Georgia's heart rate kept slowing so she was monitoring that] and someone who was waiting for the delivery of the placenta to take away and do checks... oh and my husband!! luckily i was in a nice big delivery suite so it wasnt too bad. and like i said, i had gone past caring!

amylouiseforrister |

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Can you request only female nurses, Dr's., and students in the room? I don't mind if there are a bunch, just as long as they're women. I don't need some guy watching me poo (if that occurs).

SoonToBeHappyMother |

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My best friend is an RN and is working on classes to get her MSN and to become a midwife. She is not certified as a doula, but I have asked her to be with me and my husband in the L&D room to act as one. She already has 2 kids and is well aware of my birthing plan. DH has absolutely no background in the medical field and having someone besides me that is would be very helpful when I am a little indisposed to think rationally. As long as the two of them are there, I don't care who else is in the room. I decided a while ago that if I had any modesty before, pregnancy took care of most of it (although I wont go showing my cookies to any stranger on the streets). DH has been informed as to what to expect, but I don't expect him to stick around the whole time; he cannot stand hearing me talk about a mucus plug with my midwife, best friend, or mother, go figure.

klaulis |

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Should I do a waterbirth or a childbirth or a homebirth?

spongebob14 |

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Your provider, your RN, your support people (facility protocol will vary on the maximum number allowed), usually a tech and sometimes a delivery team for the baby. The team for the baby could consist of a nurse or two, respiratory personnel and possibly a neonatal nurse practitioner or neonatologist.

laurakei1 |

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Just to warn you girls. I am an RN and have been an OB nurse and am now working int he NICU and see deliveries daily. I can promise you that your birth plan will be looked at but 90% of the time will not happen. Unfortunately your baby decides who is in the room, if they need a NICU team with 4 RNs and a neonatologist then they will all be there. If it goes smoothly you can end up with your doc and an RN (or 2) one to help the doc and one to take baby and care of it after birth. If you need an epidural and it affects your progress you may have an anesthesiologist there and his team or other RNs that may be there just in case you need a C section ext. So go into it knowing that your baby decides how fast or slow or howmuch help he/she needs being born and the appropriate people will be there to give you the safest and healthiest delivery for you and baby!

TaylorLaurenSmith |

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With my first baby my OB wasn't present. There were a few nurses that were there to check up on me and 2 different doctors that entered the room. I think it depends on what hospital you are registered to give birth at. With this pregnancy, my OB assured me that she will be there to deliver the baby.

leona_bui |

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When I had my baby, my doc didnt come in at until it was time. Through out the day they had other doctors check me. But when I had him there were about 10 nurses and 4 doctors, including mine. I had no shame by the time I delivered.

lindz5223 |

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when my son was born there were a lot of people in there, NICU, my Dr, nurses, resident dr, surgeon, and an anetheologist. Not sure why I just had a long labor

lannleigh12 |

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The doctor will be delivering my baby? AWESOME! I was afraid that I would have to deliver my own baby. But if my male ob can be the one to push my baby out of his vagina, that would be just perfect with me!

littleplum |

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As an expectant mother and just completing medical school I have an interesting perspective. I attended many deliveries, but always went to see the mother during early labor or better yet during clinic visits before labor. This helps everyone get to know each other and helps Mom not feel like she is on display :) Thanks to all those mommys, they are great! Can't wait to meet my little one.

bennjen |

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well with me there was only my ob doctor and also a nurse...nobody else cuz i didnt get an epidural or anything just natural birth painful...imma need meds for my next birth...lol

Zion2009 |

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You are in charge. Just remember that. There are people that do need to be there, but medical students are not one of them. Like Corwin79 said, read what you sign. But even then you have the right to change your mind. If you are in the moment and don't want all the extra audience around, speak up. I have requested that no students be present and also a certin nurse that I clashed with last time. I know that sounds mean to request not to have this particular nurse, but it was a terrible experience because of her.

shamod |

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Some times your OB is not there, it depends on if they are working at the time. You get who ever is on call at the time.

brierel |

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I am a nursing student and will be graduating in a few weeks. I am doing my internship in L&D and I feel learning is very important because your Dr. was a student at one time and needed to start somewhere. I understand how some people dont want any extra people in there but having that one extra nursing student can be very helpful..they are trained to do the basics and not in there just to stare at your vagina. Also me being in the room with a patient giving birth I was an extra person to go get help in one situation which made a big differene in the delivery. Now you dont have to have an audience of students but remember they know a lot more then what people give them credit for. Overall its your choice. My husband and I have been TTC for about 5 years and I know that when I finally give birth I want as much medical staff that can be in there because you never know what could happen and that medical/nursing student could really make a difference.

pkwaite |

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Only our midwife will be present at our birth, Even though it is in a hospital.

MustanGTbaby13 |

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At my sister's delivery she had her L&D nurse, her OB, an OB tech and 2 other people we presume were nursery nurses. However, the OB tech came in in full medical garb from head to toe telling her how to push. To this day we don't know who she was or even what she looked like; no one explained to her who anyone was, they just all started filing in. I think that's pretty disrepectful. I don't feel you need 4 nurses in a room plus a doctor. I'm delivering at the same hospital and I'm going to try to get away with my OB and L&D nurse only, though I wouldn't mind the OB tech if her presence is explained beforehand. My OB introduces the nurse assisting him in my exams; she doesn't just show up. I'm totally cool with that. Strangers just wandering into my delivery room I'm not cool with! It's not about modesty, it's about respecting someone's privacy and choice during a very important moment. The nursery nurses can just stay away because I'm caring for my own baby; he's not going to be screaming naked in a plastic box under a fry lamp.

cottonlily84 |

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I am amazed at how many people have direct experience as nurses or students but honestly it is up to the comfort level and opinion of the mother as to who is in the room at delivery besides the essentials. And it makes for a better experience for her instructions to be followed and for her to know exactly what is going on.

mommynorgard |

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@cottonlily84its necesary to have the nursery nurses in the delivery room in case (god forbid) something goes wrong with the baby.....fyi

dulcerigal |

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In case something goes wrong the nursery nurses can come in then. All they're going to do is wheel her to the NICU in that event anyway. What one person considers necessary may not be so to another and since it's my delivery I'll be the one choosing.

cottonlily84 |

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I really dont care about letting students get their chance to learn! This is my body, my experience and it is going to be as private as possible considering the staff that are necessary to the birthing process and needs. I will have my hubby and my mother in the room and thats it as far as guests... I am very modest and I only want the people necessary in the room when I have my first baby... I am not a show peice! I want this to be as much of a comfortable thing as possible ( which I am not expecting to be much) but I want it to be special and I dont need or WANT any other people in there trying to learn while I am going through one of the most incredible days of my life. It's each person's personal preference and no one should judge that!

corrieg |

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I'm giving birth at a teaching hospital, so I think I'd be more shocked to *not* see any students around. I live in a city with several excellent hospitals to choose from, and I took that thought into consideration when ultimately deciding where LO will make her debut. I can understand people being uncomfortable with the idea, but my choice is that I don't mind so long as they are observing and not actually sticking my epidural in :-D

TimeRacer |

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I know when I go into labor I want it to be as intimate as possible. It has nothing to do with other people seeing my lady parts; it has everything to do with having the delivery be all about my baby, my husband, and me. My sister wanted to be in the room to witness the "miracle" and I'm not letting her because I don't want to take away any of those first few moments from my baby and husband.

kayleet2008 |

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Im in agreement with a lot of you. I stated in my plan that I want it to be as minimal staff as possible with just my fiance and birthing coach. This is my first baby and I've always imagined it to be a very quiet affair. After all, you wouldnt allow med students into your bathroom while you are taking the greatest dump of your life would you?

Lunabelle04 |

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If you have questions about what staff should be present during your labor and what staff you should request I recommend talking to a professional. For example you can talk to a person who has masters of public health programs online. A professional can always provide useful answers that will help you make informed choices. Good luck!!

JuliaRR |

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I understand that everyone is different, some people want minimal staff for any number of reasons, other people are okay with more. I actually really want students to be present. I don't care about the other staff, whoever needs to be there can be there. No matter how I act during delivery or what happens, I'd like a student to get an honest learning experience. I don't plan to hold anything back...it's my first baby and I can't anticipate what I'll do or say, but that's fine. Every birth experience is different and hopefully the student will get other experiences and can compare mine to other peoples'. Every student needs to learn somehow!

SarahDouble26 |

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I think it can be really beneficial to have the right nurses or doctors in the room, even if it means more people. You never know if something is going to go wrong and I wouldn't want to jeapordize my baby's health to wait for a specialist to get there. Also a friend of mine in med school told me she was at a birth and it was actually one of the med students who saved a woman from having to get an emergency C-section. The baby was stuck and this student just had an intuition about how to deliver. She made some adjustments on the woman's position and the baby just popped out. If she hadn't set up a practice out of state, I'd want her to be my doctor now!

oneyedsally |

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I'm an l&d nurse and you absolutely need an ob tech in the room to assist the doctor. It's in you and your baby's best interest. When things go wrong, as they sometimes do, the tech can assist the doctor while your nurse contains the situation. For example, if your baby won't breathe after delivery and you start to hemorrhage at the same time. Not to present a scary situation, but they def happen and the staff is there for a reason....not just to stare at your anatomy.

cstaples88 |

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I'm delivering in the new birthing wing at our local hospital, and the rooms are rather large. Other than staff (and I'm on the fence about students) it will be my fiancé, my mom, and my dad. I'm an only child and my parents and I are very close, but dad has instructions to stay out of view of the main event and to take PG video and photos. It's just really important to me to have my whole family in the room to welcome our newest member. I don't care too much about the presence of staff.

PhDBug30 |

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I'm an RN, only about 2.5 years out from being a new grad. About the nursing student thing, in my experience at L&D clinicals, its never just a "here's a random student who wants to watch your birth" situation. Usually a student witnesses a birth because they have spent the entire day caring for the patient along with the nurse.

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Q&A: Labor and delivery staff during birth?

Make sure to ask your OBGYN before the big day what the hospital policies are where you'll give birth. I am 37 weeks, and was surprised during my last visit when I asked my OB if she had any upcoming travel planned, and she said she'd be in town, but wouldn't be at my birth. Apparently at my Kaiser hospital, they have midwives do deliveries exclusively and an OB on call in case anything comes-up and a doctor is necessary. I was, needless to say, beyond shocked to hear that after developing a relationship with my doctor for the last 8 months...

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Q&A: Labor and delivery staff during birth?

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Q&A: Labor and delivery staff during birth?

Often a special care nursery nurse or extra L and D nurse will usually be present at time of delivery too. Also if there are any complications such as meconium stained fluid, shoulders getting stuck or need for forceps or vacuum, a neonatologist will usually be there.

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Q&A: Labor and delivery staff during birth?

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