While there once was a time when dads waited patiently to hear whether they now had a son or daughter, today’s family-focused birthing means dad is front and center for the pregnancy, labor and birth.
As the dad, experts at Lamaze International recommend you join in the adventure with your partner as follows:
Talk with your partner long before labor and birth about each of your roles during labor and birth. Obviously mom is having the baby, but ask her where she wants you to be—near her head offering words of encouragement and support or waiting for baby to emerge and that first opportunity to hold him.
Ask yourself if you want to:
Talking through the different scenarios before birth occurs will help you both be prepared for the amazing miracle of welcoming your baby into your lives.
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