When I was attending births as a doula or childbirth support person, I noticed something was missing. I could see that fathers wanted to be involved in the birth of their baby, but they didn’t know how to do that. Even worse, they did all the wrong things which made the birth slower and more painful for their partner.
Men were being left out of the conversation when it came to preparing for the birth. We expect fathers to attend the births of their babies, but we hadn’t stopped to show them how to do that! Or what to expect. Or how to fend for their family. Or what NOT to say.
So I wrote this book and collected the accompanying birth stories so that men would be prepared for the most amazing day in their lives and so that they could be instrumental in helping their partner have a quicker, easier birth.
Well prepared fathers = happier mums and babies.
All the best for a wonderful birth,