Ashleigh
New York City, New York, US
1 year ago

Advice for labour in lockdown. 🤰

With the news of another 🇬🇧 U.K. lockdown, we know that many of you will be feeling uncertain and anxious right now, especially if you’re due to give birth soon. And here at Peanut, we’re passionate about providing you with the support that you need. So we’d like to invite our community of mamas and mamas-to-be to share their advice for any women due to go into labour in lockdown. We’d love if you could share your experiences of birth during the pandemic, or a key piece of advice for a mama-to-be below. ⬇️
Advice for labour in lockdown. 🤰

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1 year ago

I gave birth in July during lockdown so it was sad not to have visitors.

1 year ago

FTM and I recently gave birth in November. We were not on a complete lockdown, but it was different. My water broke around 1AM, and we didn’t go to the hospital until 7AM. We called beforehand because I was unsure at the time what was happening. I was trying to play it off as Braxton Hicks since I wasn’t due for another month. They asked us to come in to triage to get checked out. Just in case we grabbed the hospital bag that I made two days before and the car seat that wasn’t put in the car just yet. Once we arrived to triage they checked me out and told us that I was in labor. Good thing we grabbed the bag and car seat. They moved us to a delivery room. We were asked to wear a mask when a nurse or doctor walked in the room. When it came time to push I didn’t wear my mask. There was me, my husband, and a nurse for the majority of the push time. When it was close to the end the doctor and an additional nurse came in to assist. I don’t have much to compare with since this was our first

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1 year ago

We couldn’t leave the hospital until discharged day, and had to wear a mask if someone entered the room or if we left the room. Those would be the only two things that were different for me. Advice would be just go with it. It’s great that everyone is being cautious. They just want what’s best for you and the baby.

1 year ago

Home birth

Diamond Bar, California, US
1 year ago

The doctor visits were not as frequent btw. But we still did the regular newborn visits. So I just made sure the baby was covered at all times. I had extra set of clothes in the car for both of us. Or I had a sweater that I would take off. Water, sanitizer, all the works. Do what you can to stay safe. Talk to your doctor about your concerns. Ask before you give birth of what’s to be expected. YOU GOT THIS ❤️

Diamond Bar, California, US
1 year ago

Tell them you need them, because you do. Also, have food packed. Not just for you but for your partner too if they’re there with you. With us, we were allowed to receive food at the lobby. He was allowed to go to the cafeteria. I got tested before giving birth. But not after. I don’t know how it is how. Then I DID NOT LET ANYONE NEAR THE BABY who did not need to be there. I did not accept visitors even other family members who were staying home. First of all, I was just at the hospital myself. Second of all, it was just safer for the baby, too.

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