From the article: 10 Things to Help Dad Cope in the Delivery Room
Many partners are worried about labor. When talking to them, what worries did your partner talk about? For example, a dad might be worried about seeing mom in pain. Other partners might be worried about a queasy stomach at the sight of blood or worried that they will pass out at the birth of the baby. Or perhaps they are worried about the sight of the placenta. Share Your Experience
Smell of Blood
- My partner was really horrified about the smell of blood. He did really well until the placenta was coming out. My doula suggested that he go get a drink and a snack for a few minutes. It was perfect! I was nursing, he left for 10 minutes and came back and they were all done with the placenta and me, so we could just sit there together. He was so thrilled to be able to be there for me.
Caring for me in labor...
- My husband was worried about caring for me in labor. He knew that I knew more about the process than he did and he wanted someone to help him. Enter our fabulous doulas! (Yes, plural.)