Have you ever witnesed a baby being born?

@marguicha (95041)
Chile
October 22, 2010 1:04pm CST
If so, what were your feelings? I had the honour of being there for Vicente, my youngest daughter boy. She had had two children with her first husband, the last one dies of cancer at seven and the sob left my daughter pregnant with a nother baby and left. Fortunatly she has another partner now and they just had a baby girl. But although I will try not to show anything (I promise, Jo), for all these reasons Vicente is very close to my heart. How was your relation with the newborn then? Share!
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@ebuscat (5949)
• Philippines
23 Oct 10
For me no but it is scared for what i saw on TV.
@marguicha (95041)
• Chile
29 Oct 10
I am a lot more scared by dynosaurs movies even if they are fiction that by witnesing the real miracle of life.
• China
23 Oct 10
wow, it must be so beautiful for witnesed a baby being born in the world. but i am a man . and i am not a doctor. so i have no chance to see this. and i am still not the father till now. though i am a father. and the doctor will not let me come to and see the baby being born . so i just imagine that will be so good for our view. thank you , this subject is interesting .
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• Philippines
23 Oct 10
Yep! I'm a nurse and it's so fulfilling :)
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@marguicha (95041)
• Chile
24 Oct 10
I congratulate you! Those are the jobs that our planet needs. I´m sure it must be fulfilling. Happy posting and have a great day!
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@Sreekala (22959)
• India
23 Oct 10
Hi marguicha, Actually I got a chance to watch the delivery but I spoiled that chance. I was in the delivery room for my first delivery and a lady near to my table delivered a baby girl. If I wish I could watch the very clearly as it was very close to me but that time I was also in my pain which was not tolerable. There was not enough courage with me to watch that as I heard the loud voice of crying by that lady which pulled me back. Now I am thinking about the same I felt, I really missed a chance which I won’t get in future. (In this place nurses not allowed any third person to enter the delivery room). I thought to watch it when I was in delivery room with my second son unfortunately that time I was the only pregnant lady in the room.
@marguicha (95041)
• Chile
29 Oct 10
You did not watch another person´s delivery of a child but you have the luck of being a woman who gave birth. THAT is much better. One is a watcher, the other is the main character of the best play in the world.
• Philippines
23 Oct 10
Yes I did, when my cousins and niece were born. I was happy and amazed that such a little creature came from the womb. I also felt scared for the moms because giving birth really put the mother's life at risk.
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@marguicha (95041)
• Chile
24 Oct 10
Don´t worry so much at mother´s risk. It is usually a natural issue, amazing as it is. Nowadays doctors have many means of helping that they did not have less than a century ago. I´m glad you had that experiee: it´s beautiful and life changing.
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@bunnybon7 (36548)
• Holiday, Florida
22 Oct 10
i have witnessed 2 babies being born. the first was my own. my 4th. funny thing is id never known there was a giant mirror over the table when babies are born since i was in to much pain to notice with my first 3. with my 4th, i had a spinal, so i looked up and was shocked, i could see her being born cause i wasnt in pain. then i was with my oldest daughter when she had her 1st daughter.
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@marguicha (95041)
• Chile
22 Oct 10
Isn´t it awesome, the way the little beasts find their way to this world?. I would have loved to see my children being born, but I saw them both before they cut the cord. It´s funny: I knew right then that noone could change them. I sort of scanned them and memorized their faces in seconds.
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22 Oct 10
Yes, I was by my Wife's side during both our children being born. It's a strange thing for a male, I felt utterly useless when I couldn't do anything to help my wife. The only thing I could do was allow her to crush my hand, which seemed to make her feel better at the time. The first time was much harder, as she managed much better and our daughter was delivered very quickly as expected. Not something I would like to experience myself, hence why I have huge respect for mothers. (well the good one's) :)
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@marguicha (95041)
• Chile
22 Oct 10
I suppose you had a very normal male reaction. But still, I´m sure that the experience will help you be a better husband and a better father. You witnesed a miracle.
• Indonesia
22 Oct 10
I want to! But the nurses always prevent me. If I can see my niece born, it will make me fly to the sun. I love baby so much. Holding and cuddling baby is much pleasing for me than shaking my President's hand. Perhaps if I have a wife later on and she wants to deliver my baby, I can see that process. I want to be the first person on earth that can lift him/her up! I will be the luckiest man in the universe.
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@marguicha (95041)
• Chile
22 Oct 10
Usually a n uncle is not a welcome person at a delivery room, although I do know how you feel. Until a little while ago, seeing a woman giving birth was just for other women unless they were part of the medical staff. In my country fathers were not permited there when I had my girls over 40 years ago. But now I could be with my child when she gave birth to her third child and could hold her head and do Reiki to her while she was delivering the baby.
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@slp423 (48)
• China
23 Oct 10
witnesed a baby being born?i think very little chance,horever,the birth of a new life is certainly very good thing.
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@cdyt7874 (72)
• Philippines
23 Oct 10
yes i have witnessed. i was in the delivery room also because i was about to give birth also.i was ahead of that woman, i'm on labor but my doctor said that i will have an operation. then suddenly the nurses rushed in the delivery room with a pregnant woman also in labor. you know what? she's lucky and so is the baby that she wasn't transfered on the delivery table coz if she was, the baby may have fallen in the pail.right after the nurses left her the baby came out.
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@jharia20 (365)
• Philippines
23 Oct 10
not yet but i want to :) maybe this time will come when i am giving birth to my own child (maybe 7 years from now)
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@paula27661 (15899)
• Australia
23 Oct 10
I have never witnessed a baby being born except on television. My sister had a baby eight years ago and she wouldn’t have minded me being there but I had to stay away because I was pregnant too at the time and the last thing I needed would have been me witnessing somebody giving birth!
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@shaggin (36924)
• United States
22 Oct 10
I was in the room when my sister was in labor with my nephew. Towards the end the doctor made us leave the room because he had to use a vaccuum to get him out. With my neice I got to see the whole thing. I held her hand and talked her through the whole labor. Both times were amazing but watching my neice be born and helping her mother through the labor was just such a wonderful experience.
@marguicha (95041)
• Chile
24 Oct 10
It is amazing and holding a hand is SO much help! The doctors were right to make you leave the first time but still you helped as much as you could and got your reward.
@shaggin (36924)
• United States
24 Oct 10
Everyone labors differently. I had given birth 3 1/2 months before I helped my sister through the delivery of her second child. She wanted distraction from the pain so I had to talk to her about anything just so she could concentrate on my words and not on the pain. When I was in labor both times I wanted it very quiet I didnt want to talk to anyone or have anyone touch me.
@marguicha (95041)
• Chile
29 Oct 10
You are right. Everyone wants and needs something different at that time. But I do think fathers could learn things by watching th birth of their children.
• Pamplona, Spain
20 Nov 10
Hiya margi, No I have never witnessed a Baby being born live. Only seem them on the Television. For a long long time I could not watch Babies being born as I lost three premature Babies of my own. It marks you for a lifetime. I am glad you are happy with your Grandchildren though you deserve it. I can watch them being born now and it does not affect me like it did. I had to cure this thing on my own.
• Pamplona, Spain
21 Nov 10
Hiya margi, To lose a Grandson must be really terrible. I know they were only tiny Babies but I carried them and lost them too. So it took me a long time to get over it as no one gives you any help to them it´s just a thing you have lost. I lost them at about twenty weeks each one. I am sorry you lost your Grandchild though you must be having a hard time dealing with that and your Daughter too. I often think what my Daughter would have been like too and I keep seeing an image of her. Also my Twins I see them grown up too I know they are all well where they are but I miss them also.
• Philippines
22 Oct 10
I haven't witnessed a baby being born. I want to witness it with the one i'm marrying. I think it's a mess. There'd be a lot of blood but i'm sure it's all worth it seeing life being born.
@marguicha (95041)
• Chile
24 Oct 10
It´s not a mess at all, frontvisions. There´s some blood, yes. But you see a lot more of it in the CSI shows we all watch. Besides, I´m sure that before they let you in, you will have to be taught some things. Doctors don´t want to have to take care of fathers when the mother and the baby are the main characters there. In most childbirths, if all goes well, there´s no more blood than when you were little and bruised your knees or someone gave you a punch on your nose.
• Philippines
24 Oct 10
Oh. In that case then that's ok.
@formidexo (1351)
• Canada
22 Oct 10
I was in the delivery room when my second child was born and it wan wonderful to see the miracle of birth. To see life emerge, just amazing!
@marguicha (95041)
• Chile
24 Oct 10
I bet that moment will never be forgotten by you. It is really witnessing the miracle of life.
@formidexo (1351)
• Canada
25 Oct 10
You are right! That event is one of the highlights of my life. I even wrote a poem about it which is on my website called "Love of my life." By allowing us to create life, God teaches us why He created us. Life is all about love and love is all about God! "God is love!"
@lady1993 (17843)
• Philippines
23 Oct 10
I haven't but I really want to...i have seen it in a movie one- "Knocked up" The guy who saw was really freaked out..it was the 'crowning part'
@marguicha (95041)
• Chile
24 Oct 10
Sounds funny! Some guys are real macho like when hitting each other and playing rough and then freak out when a beautiful mirecle of life happens.
• United States
4 Dec 10
I haven't witnessed a birth, but I was offered a mirror to watch my daughter being born.. to me I didn't want to watch because I personally find it disgusting. I did however let my mom watch. She has had six kids and this is the first baby she has see being born. The whole time she was telling me how amazing it was to see it! She said it was soo different from being the one who was delivering!
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
28 Oct 10
Nope, only my own. And we are rather close. :D
@turikusi (68)
• Philippines
27 Oct 10
Yes I have hundreds of times already. I'm a nurse. When I was assigned at the delivery room, babies just keeps on being born. The first time I saw a baby being born was when I was still a student. I was horrified! But then I got used to it LOL