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We are not trying/not preventing getting pregnant. I don't really want anymore, but my husband does, so we are letting nature take its course. Problem is, one of the main reason of many reasons I wanted to be done, he deploys this year. IF I get pregnant any time soon, he will be gone. Neither of us are close with our families, and to be honest they are the LAST people I would want around during labor - too much stress. I don't have many friends that would be able to come be with me, my ONLY friend I can count on is a few weeks pregnant herself, so if I had a baby shortly after she would be dealing with her own newborn, as well as her 4 older kids (3 who are school age and would be in school.) I've tried to make friends locally, and it's just been a fail.
That leads me to my question:
Has anyone given birth with little to no support around, and the Mister deployed? To add to it, I have a toddler to worry about too.
Just curious before I go to pick up just the breast pump- because I've seen others post their pump and the backpack or bag that was included :)