Delivery-day tips for expectant dads
Learn how to support your partner through every stage of childbirth.
Useful advice for soon-to-be fathers
After months of pregnancy and getting ready for life with your new baby, delivery day is your time to support the new mom-to-be. From getting her to the hospital to supporting her through childbirth, your involvement can go a long way to showing her how much you care.
You can expect to be at the hospital for two to three days — she could be in labor for up to 20 hours or longer — so follow her and her doctors’ or nurses’ instructions.
Also, do not hesitate to ask for help from your family or friends if you forgot something at home or need support. This is your special day as well, and your focus should be on being at the hospital.
Above all else, this day will be a memory both of you will share for a lifetime. Here are some sensible tips to keep in mind when delivery day arrives:
For more suggestions of what else you might need to pack, and other preparations, visit the Interactive Hospital Bag Checklist.
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