Delivery Day Tips for Fathers

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So the big day is fast approaching. You and your partner are counting down the weeks and days till your little one enters the world. Biologically speaking, the process of actually giving birth is all about the mother and the baby. But dads play a very big role too!

Did you know, a study has shown that if a woman has the support of her partner when she goes into labour, she tends to require less pain relief and is generally more positive about giving birth? In fact, when dads help and take part in consultations and classes before birth, it also helps to reduce some of their own anxiety and stress.

So if you’re reading this and you’re about to become a father, here are a few things that you can do for your partner and baby on D-day:

Remember, there’s a lot to do even after the little one is born.

Becoming a parent is a life-changing experience. For Mom and Dad.

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References:
  1. ACOG. FAQ: A father’s guide to pregnancy. https://www.acog.org/-/media/For-Patients/faq032.pdf.
  2. The Royal College of Midwives. Reaching out: involving fathers in maternity care. https://www.rcm.org.uk/sites/default/files/Father's%20Guides%20A4_3_0.pdf.