Pregnancy Guide for Dad’s To Be.

Helping During Labor.

As we all know 90% of the dad to be are present in the labor room with there partner’s. So here’s a tip there is a lot you can do during labor and delivery, to help your partner.

  1. Help distract your partner during first stage of labor. Talk about your day, watch a movie together whatever she likes to do just divert her attention.
  2. Unless off course she has been advised to strictly stay on bed go for a walk in the hospital.
  3. Time her contractions.
  4. Offer to massage her back and shoulder between contractions.
  5. Help her relax with the techniques you learnt at your childbirth classes.
  6. Encourage her during the pushing stage.

The point is to be there for her if she needs you, regardless of whether she is pinching , punching or just squeezing your hands or using words that arnt quite polite 😀

Post delivery.

Often, this is the best part and the moment when father’s and partner’s can finally engage with their little one. At this stage you can be actively involved. If your partner is breastfeeding, you can offer her valuable moral support- its not always easy the first time around. Or if you are using formula, you can take turns in feeding the baby.

Help monitor visitors, if she is tired and needs rest avoid visitors around that time of the day. Ask the visitors to sanitize or wash there hand’s before touching the baby. Make her feel special.

Tips:

Educate yourself about childbirth.

Find the fastest and safest way to the hospital.

Install a car seat.

Keep a copy of all medical documents handy.

Pack your bags in advance.

Manage communication with your health care provider.

YOU MADE IT!!!!

Pregnancy Guide for Dad’s.

How to take part.

Here are some ways to be involved in the pregnancy right from the start:

  1. Offer to run around and help with buying the pregnancy kit.
  2. Attend prenatal visits.
  3. Talk to your Partner to seek more information about the pregnancy.
  4. Get to know your baby.
  5. Take prenatal classes together.
  6. Support your partner in a healthy lifestyle.

First Trimester is generally quite challenging help her get through it.

Though your partner looks exactly the same as before and her tummy isn’t showing (Some information for you Husband’s – Shows only after 12 weeks generally) she might seem completely insane.

  1. Vomiting at the sight of food or smell of food.
  2. Cries for no god damn reason.
  3. Want’s you around all the time. WARNING Do not touch her.
  4. Needs her favorite food at the middle of the night yes 3am.
  5. Mood swing’s.

To help ease the way for your partner (and YOURSELF 😀 ) consider these tips:

Minimize morning sickness.

Help fix her small frequent meals, provide lots of liquids, and please avoid food and smell that makes her sick.

Help Combat fatigue.

Help her get as much rest as she can.

Ride out the mood swings.

Offer plenty of support as she maybe fuming one second and crying the next she herself doesn’t know whats actually happening.

Remember it will pass.