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Old Jun 10th 2009, 9:05 pm
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It ain't the blood my friend, it ain't the blood.....
but rather...?
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Old Jun 10th 2009, 9:11 pm
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but rather...?
The screams, the scratches, the curses...you getting my drift?
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Old Jun 10th 2009, 9:20 pm
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Default Re: Saudi - can the hubby be present at childbirth?

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The screams, the scratches, the curses...you getting my drift?
oh yes indeed...sounds rather like the conception itself
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oh yes indeed...sounds rather like the conception itself
Ah good...you'll be fine then!
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Old Jun 10th 2009, 9:57 pm
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Originally Posted by monkieie View Post
Hi, silly question,

my wife and I will be in Riyadh at the time when the delivery is due (mid-December) and we both wanted originally that I be present at the birth. Now though, because I have accepted an offer to go to Saudi (with her indoors), I'm a tad skeptical about whether or not the Saudis allow this.

Anybody here have any experience in this respect?
yes you could be present if you want, I gave birth in Jeddah, and if my husband wanted he could've been present. thankfully we both didn't want to
but my sister inlaw was present. so don't worry you will get to participate.
I hope you get a healthy baby & congrats.
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Default Re: Saudi - can the hubby be present at childbirth?

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Hi, silly question,

my wife and I will be in Riyadh at the time when the delivery is due (mid-December) and we both wanted originally that I be present at the birth. Now though, because I have accepted an offer to go to Saudi (with her indoors), I'm a tad skeptical about whether or not the Saudis allow this.

Anybody here have any experience in this respect?
I think it depends on the hospital. The Al Mouwasat in Jubail (private hosp) didn't allow men in the room for delivery.
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the husband should be in a bar somewhere waiting to light up a cigar. so it this case he'll have to go to Bahrain or Dubai and await the good news.
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Default Re: Saudi - can the hubby be present at childbirth?

Thanks all...I'm looking forward to this, after all the practising that we did to get this far

I'm cuffed that my wife is going to have something to keep her busy too and keep the boredom away in Riyadh
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Thanks all...I'm looking forward to this, after all the practising that we did to get this far

I'm cuffed that my wife is going to have something to keep her busy too and keep the boredom away in Riyadh

Lol....she'll have a maid......
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Thanks all...I'm looking forward to this, after all the practising that we did to get this far

I'm cuffed that my wife is going to have something to keep her busy too and keep the boredom away in Riyadh
Yes bless us little women we need something to keep us occupied!
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Yes bless us little women we need something to keep us occupied!
Knitting works I hear...
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Yes bless us little women we need something to keep us occupied!
Well, a few babies and barefoot in the kitchen should do it just fine.....
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Lol....she'll have a maid......
oh....and there is lots to keep her busy...trust me...I lived there 4 years....was busier than ever before in my life....AND had no baby AND had a maid.....

Life is fun in Saudi.....
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Default Re: Saudi - can the hubby be present at childbirth?

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oh....and there is lots to keep her busy...trust me...I lived there 4 years....was busier than ever before in my life....AND had no baby AND had a maid.....

Life is fun in Saudi.....



cool - I'll let her know that then. She has been a tad concerned about the whole thing
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oh....and there is lots to keep her busy...trust me...I lived there 4 years....was busier than ever before in my life....AND had no baby AND had a maid.....

Life is fun in Saudi.....
Give me some pointers, if it wasn't for the kids I would've gone crazy
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