The father-to-be is an ideal childbirth partner as his presence relieves the birthing mother’s stress. The level of trust in the partner is fundamental and exceeds the level of trust in the medical personnel. However, the fact is that not every mother-to-be prefers presence of anyone while giving birth, because she feels to vulnerable around anyone else than necessary medical personnel.
It is also important not to push the person unwilling to attend childbirth (e.g. a father-to-be). The presence at childbirth is beneficial only when the decision is made consciously and happily by both future parents.
If you decide to be at your child’s birth, attend the parent school or learn about the process of giving birth from literature. Having become more familiar about what you can expect, you will feel more confident.
Besides previous preparation, every partner has to adapt his knowledge to the birthing mother:
It will be easier for you if you are constantly aware that your help is very much welcomed by your partner and will enable her to keep this experience as a precious memory.
We wish you a wonderful pregnancy, a pleasant childbirth and a healthy child.