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Tips From A New Dad on the "Big Day"

This was posted in a Facebook group by a new father for the rest of his group.  We asked if it would be okay to share and he said yes - so here are some helpful pointers straight from a bloke.

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Just thought I would share some things to you chaps for when your little ones decide to rock up:
 

  • Pack a bag for your self, set of clean clothes, toiletries, don't worry about a towel you can grab one of the hospitals, if your other half takes shampoo use hers
  • Pack jandals, it's hot in the birthing room so take your shoes off
  • Take shorts, as above
  • Grab two small pump bottles, they are easy to give to your Mrs and easy to fill from the water cooler
  • Wet flannels help your other half cool down
  • Take phone chargers 
  • If you stick the car in the car park and you're there longer than a day, just press the lost ticket button, ($20) we were there about two days before I left, so I just ditched my ticket
  • Take a book, newspaper, something to pass the time
  • Be prepared to take the birth plan and stick it in the bin, yes its lovely to have the pool on hand and oils and do things natural, and if it goes that way then great. Ours didn't and you need to be open to what's going on, the midwives at the hospital are great, giving advice and not pushing to go down any route. The classes really helped with knowing what is coming up.
  • Ask questions, your Mrs is going to be in A LOT of pain and won't take it all in, so be switched on to what the midwives are saying.
  • Be the duck, do not panic, calm on top and going crazy underneath. The last your Mrs is going to want is you getting stressed. 

  

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Birth Plan | Being A Birth Goddess | Home Birth Essentials | Hormones In Labour
Informed Decision Making  | Medical Procedures |  Self Help Techniques
Stages Of Labour | Tips From A New Dad | What To Pack For Hospital


 

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