did you use the mirror?

@alilswt (388)
United States
May 18, 2007 10:01am CST
when you were in labor beginning to deliver did you use the big mirror to watch your progress? do you think it helped? i used it with both my kids and i was pleased i do think it is very helpful what do you think?
8 responses
• United States
18 May 07
Um no, I didnt even want my husband to watch. My mother used to try to get me to watch lifetime channel where they show them giving birth. I said you must be kidding I have no intentions to watch that. I had 2 c-sections and they put a big board up so you couldnt watch and I was very happy with that.
@alilswt (388)
• United States
18 May 07
i think births are amazing it is incredible what the human body can do
@4cuteboys (4103)
• United States
18 May 07
No, I was never offered a mirror to watch, however if they did offer I still wouldn't have used it. I tried to view as little as possible, because large amounts of blood make me feel faint, and I briefly looked down while pushing and saw a whole lot of blood. So I just looked at my hubby and around the room. I dont think the hospital I birth at offers mirrors, as I have had 2 kids there so far.
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• United States
18 May 07
My room didn't have a mirror. I wish there was though. I really wanted to see the birth. My hospital was strict for some reason. We weren't allowed to take pictures or videotape anything in the labor room. I hope they let me for my next child's birth.
@alilswt (388)
• United States
18 May 07
wow that is strict if i was you i would not go back to the same hospital next time
• United States
19 May 07
I don't plan to just for that reason. I always thought it was MY CHOICE.
@amoreco (180)
• United States
19 May 07
I had a difficult labor..I had an epidural many hours before, but 2 hours before pushing, my epidural ran out.I was in so much pain,my baby was huge and I felt everything..When the nurse asked if I wanted the mirror..I was terrified to see!I just creamed ,NO WAY!!!I am pregnant again but I think I will try this time with the mirror..and i will make sure my epidural won't ran out!
• United States
28 May 07
I am a nurse, and I have watched several births none of which I found beautiful. However I do feel that the whole process of motherhood is beautful, feeling them move and grow in your belly, Im just not real big on the actual labor and delivery thing. I hope I didnt offend anyone I didnt intend to, was just stating my personal preference not to watch.
• United States
18 May 07
No, I didn't use any mirrors when my little one was born so I have absolutely no idea what was going on down there! But I don't have to worry cos' my husband was there to give me detailed description! LOL!!
@alilswt (388)
• United States
18 May 07
LOL, my hubby was helpful but when you think you may not be getting anywhere you can see you are doing ok with the mirror i did not look the entire time but it was helpful
@Phlamingho (7834)
• Denmark
18 May 07
Being a guy and not having any children I really don't know what kind of mirror you are talking about? :-D Is there a morror the woman can look into while having her baby? Mann that must be scary!? :-s
@alilswt (388)
• United States
18 May 07
it was very helpful for me it does not sound like it is a nice thing to do but it worked for me
@joimarquez (1840)
• United States
1 Jun 07
i didnt use one coz i was sleep when i was having my labor.
• United States
19 May 07
I did not want to see. I love my child, but and completly grossed out about blood and all that junk. Plus, I was pushing so hard that I would not have even been paying attention.