[quote="Em_in_FL, post:2, topic:211960"]
I think it all depends on how YOU are feeling and how comfortable you are having the baby in a public setting like Mass...
Of course having a baby can be valid reasoning for missing Mass, but there's certainly no "standard" for how long that break should be...
[quote="JohnDamian, post:4, topic:211960"]
It is not wrong to miss mass for sickness or weak health.
You may wish to enquire about having Eucharist brought to you.
:yup: I've had the Eucharist brought to me in my hospital bed with each of my kids. It's a wonderful experience. It always is of course, but receiving ultimate love after giving birth to love is amazing. :love:
Also, the priest prayed a blessing over our new baby (each time) and over our family. This time our parish priest was the one to do it, so that was really nice.
[quote="lifeisbeautiful, post:8, topic:211960"]
The hospital is Catholic and they have a Chapel where the priest gives a very short Sunday Mass (25-30 min?) and with one of my kids I was actually able to walk down the hall and go since my infant had just fed for a significant time and had fallen asleep with daddy. Daddy could send someone to get me at the Chapel down the hall if needed, but when I got back baby was still sleeping. It was weird to go to Mass in my "patient" attire, but I wasn't the only one :). My baby had not been "released" so I wasn't allowed to bring him with me, but like I said, it was no problem since I was so near.
That's very cool. :)