One of the special things about being a midwife is getting to work with couples. I love watching that special bond between a couple. I may see it during prenatal visits when they are sitting across from me while telling a story. It really shows up during the birthing process. We love involving dads and helping them to understand the process. In Kelli’s birth story, she talks about how involving her partner in the interview helped them to decide to hire me. Involvement can include:
Dad listening to the baby’s heartbeat during a prenatal visit.
Providing emotional support during labor.
Helping catch his baby.
Checking that baby is breathing after birth.
Weighing the new baby.
Besides loving the involvement, there are so many special moments that we get to observe.
This dad is overwhelmed with excitement when his wife tells him that she is in labor.
This dad is so happy at the birth of his new baby that he tears up.
It is so special to see the love that a new dad shows as he gets to know his new baby.
Are you a dad wanting to be more involved in the birth process? Are you having a baby and don’t like that your partner is pushed aside during this important process in your lives? Contact me for more information about Homebirth.