Dads and Labor
Dad's Guide to Childbirth - Hospital Version
Here is a simple guide to helping dad prepare for his role of coach for childbirth.
Should Dads be in the Delivery Room? Quiz
Seeing a baby be born is such an amazing experience. Though many dads wonder if being in the delivery room is the right place for them. Will they be able to handle the demands of labor? Can the deal with the stress and the sights and sounds? Here is a quick quiz to give you some feedback on how you can best help mom in labor, in the delivery room or the waiting room.
What Dad Needs to Pack for the Hospital Bag
There are many, many articles written about what to pack for labor, but most of these focus on what moms needs with an occasional tidbit thrown out there for what to bring for baby. But what about dad? He needs things for labor as well.
Labor Positions with Your Partner
Some positions will also help speed the process of labor. Many of these positions can be done with or without the help of your partner, husband, and those helping you in labor.
How Your Partner Can Catch Your Baby
Have you ever considered catching your baby? This is a great idea to talk to your doctor or midwife about before birth.
10 Things to Help Dad Cope in the Delivery Room
Dads can be concerned about how well they will perform when it comes to the delivery room. Here are ten tips to help ease their anxiety and mom's too!
Planning a VBAC When Your Partner Isn't Sure
A look at how communication can help you and your partner find a happy medium when planning for a VBAC, even when he is not convinced that a VBAC is a good a good idea.
What worried your partner about labor?
Many partners are worried about labor, what worries did yours have?
5 Ways to Make Dads Comfortable at Birth
Looking for a way to make dad more comfortable at your upcoming birth?
Dads and Doulas
One dad tells his story on why dads and doulas are a great mix for your labor.
5 Things You Shouldn’t Say to Someone in Labor
You might have heard that there are things you shouldn't say to a laboring woman. Here are some of them....
Who do you invite with you to the labor and delivery room? - Guests for Birth
Congratulations, you're pregnant! Now you get to deal with all the people who want to come to your birth. How do you decide if someone would make a good guest or not?
Dads and Doulas - How does your man feel about having a doula?
Doulas provide many benefits in childbirth. How does your man feel about having a doula?
Dads/Siblings Birth Stories
Birth stories from the dad's point of view.
Thought about having your partner catch your baby?
Lots of families are talking about how the dad or partner can help assist with the birth of the baby - but have you consider this approach for your birth??
Why I Freaked Out Because She Wanted Natural Childbirth
It was crazy - she didn't want drugs?!? As a dad, what was I supposed to do with labor?
Five Tips for Dads Dealing with Natural Childbirth
As a dad, natural childbirth might not seem like something you can have much to do with, but this dad gives you five great ways to engage.