Back in the 1950s dads spent labor in hospital waiting rooms, called “stork clubs”, until a nurse came in to let them know they were a father. By the 1980s most dads were present for the births of their babies. Today, dads and partners are not just present, they are active participants from planning during pregnancy to catching their babies in the delivery room. The challenge in preparing your partner for birth is understanding what role they play or knowing what they should be doing while mom-to-be is in labor. Get the dos and don’ts to guide your partner to be the rock of support you need so you both can go into your labor and birth feeling confident and ready to meet your baby. Plus, this episode breaks down labor step-by-step and details what your partner should be doing at each stage of labor.
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