We spend a lot of time during our pregnancies planning on what to get for the baby, how we will share the news, getting excited for the ultrasounds, and thinking of the baby’s name. Moms-to-be spend time talking to their friends about what to expect, reading, attending birth class and preparing as much as they can.
It’s mostly all centered around what the mom should expect, and our partners can feel a bit left out. It’s totally important for him to learn and ask any questions about what his partner should expect during labor and delivery, but there are some things he should know too.
It may be the first time he will see his partner in a lot of pain, and he may not know how she reacts to pain, exactly how to help her during or after — it can be a weird first-time experience. I’m sharing some tips today for what Daddy should expect in the delivery room — some practical tips for him and tips to keep mama happy, too.
Click through to read my 9 pieces of must-know advice for dads:
:: Do you have a must-know tip for dads? Share in the comments! ::
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