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Duffmanprepper
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I was just wondering what everyone thought of the subject on a wife or girlfriend being pregnant in a shtf time
My wife is due in just over a month and it's got me thinking what would you do in a situation like this
Duff

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helicopilot
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I was just wondering what everyone thought of the subject on a wife or girlfriend being pregnant in a shtf time
My wife is due in just over a month and it's got me thinking what would you do in a situation like this
Duff

Well, first things first, CONGRATS Duffman!

Prepping for maternity (or any child bearing capable women really) sure adds a bit of complexity to the logistic of prepping. I see three different phases to this:

1) maternity
2) labor and delivery, and
3) living with a baby

By SHTF, I guess you're talking long term surthriving type situation and not just a temporary affair (though delivering a baby during a hurricane would be an interesting affair.....)

The maternity phase would require planning regarding clothing and mother-to-be's health. Ensuring proper nutrition with possible vitamin supplements as needed, would be essential in ensuring a healthy pregnancy. Unless pregnancy is planned or desired, I would suggest that every Preppers should consider adding condoms to their preps, unless every one is "fixed". That way, little ones will come when planned and not as "oopsies" in the worse part of SHTF.

Labor and delivery has occurred in the most primitive of ways since the creation, however, other than for very few women choosing births at home, everyone is now expecting an hospital delivery with a specialist ObGyn. Even General Practitioner docs now squirm at the thought of doing a delivery. There is more of a resurgence in midwifery but it is not like in the colonial days where every villages had a couple of midwives. I would suggest that, again, any prepper groups where pregnancy is possible should have a complete delivery kit (not expensive to get) and make sure they get some basic training through first aid courses and manuals (for some reasons, though emergency delivery is a standard first aid skill, it is usually never taught in classes).

The most difficult part IMHO is planning and stocking for a new baby. Regardless of the diaper option you choose (disposable or cloth) this will be a huge logistic, either through cleaning or stocking. Clothes and diaper sizes change really fast as little ones grow and keeps being somewhat of a concern during toddler years : shoes, boots, coats, mitts.... all seem to shrink so fast!!! If you are lucky, you have a seamstress in the family and you can just buy large quantities of different fabrics and this would be a prepper stash worth it's weight in gold! This is one of my biggest concern if the lights went out, what would my toddler wear next winter?

Well, that is it, my $0.02 worth.


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Duffmanprepper
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Thanks heli
I guess I was more concerned with the going into labour part with out a doctor near by
Has anyone delivered a baby on here in a disaster situation or being not able to get to the hospital

Preparedness is like a condom , I've rather have it and not need it, rather than need it and not have it


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helicopilot
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This ia bit of an older thread, but worth bringing it back to life...

So I'm guessing you're a busy daddy now Duff!

Any words of wisdom you'd like to add here from the last year's worth of parenthood?


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Duffmanprepper
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So funny story we had our daughter and guess what that's right fellas baby due September 26 time to check the preps

But I have got a book on delivery and learned a lot of what to do if some stuff happens

Preparedness is like a condom , I've rather have it and not need it, rather than need it and not have it


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