Plenty of first-time parents attend childbirth sessions to understand some important things to know during the child birth process. Most dads worry about what they will do once they are at the delivery room. It is common for them to feel scared and helpless because the mother has to do it all.
Now, let’s take some notes for dads to prevent passing out in the delivery room. The soon-to-be mommy needs all the support she can get.
Attend Classes before the Big Day
Some dads simply leave their wife to attend these classes on their own. But they fail to realize that they have to be there too and understand how it works. Soon-to-be dads need to what happens during labor, how to soothe the pain, how to make the right birth plan, and how to help after the delivery. All these things will give you an idea of what to do, instead of scrambling all over the place on the day itself.
If you can’t attend classes, then books for dads might do the trick. There are plenty of childbirth books aimed for dads. Though you should know that physical classes are better, passive reading can help too.
Plan the Labor
The time immediately before pushing and delivering the baby is called the Transition. This is the most difficult time and painful time for your wife. You have to be there to help her get through it. You may feel helpless and clueless of what’s happening but knowing the process beforehand will help you understand what to do at this most critical period.
Welcome Supportive People
While it is a good idea to have your loved ones welcome your baby, your wife needs all the protection she can get. This means that only the supportive people who are invited should be there with you. This will help protect your wife from unwanted stress. Dads should be the ones sorting out the guest list because the mom will be too tired to even think about it.