The sympathetic nervous system kicks in immediately, the pupils dilate and the adrenaline level skyrockets. No, the saber-toothed tiger is not at the door, but the birth of your child. I'm not sure which scenario seems more threatening to the male world. ?
Seeing your beloved wife in pain and not being able to do anything about it triggers a deep feeling of helplessness in many men. The completion of the birth and the first meeting with the much-anticipated baby, can crack the toughest men. The result is often tears of joy and pure happiness.
Pregnancy and childbirth were still women's domains until a few decades ago. Instead of simply being present, today fathers-to-be are right in the middle of it from the beginning. It's fascinating to see how the fathers react to the ultrasound or the sound of their child's heartbeat. Participating in a birth preparation course with a partner is a given for many men, and it makes perfect sense. In the birthing process, the prospective father performs a critical role.
First and foremost, stay calm, take a deep breath and allow yourself to be excited. Organize transportation to the hospital of your choice (private car, taxi, or ambulance if necessary), and notify them in advance. Grab your clinic bag and get ready to embark on your family excursion.
I giggled to myself as I heard this phrase so many times at the delivery room door, and I appreciated the fact that the soon-to-be fathers celebrate this beautiful event "birth" with their wife and live it through with skin and hair. The men's first burden is lifted once they enter the protective confines of the delivery room. The pregnant woman and her unborn kid are safe and sound on the scene. In fact, I've been told by nightmare-plagued guys that they've been waking up sweaty at night since the 28th week of pregnancy, dreaming that they didn't make it to the clinic on time.
The first task would have been done successfully with the arrival in the delivery room.
Now, dear gentlemen, you can delegate every duty to the obstetric team and focus on your main task.
My urgent tip to you: a few weeks before the birth, talk to your wife about what can be photographed.
I've witnessed a few cases when the parents couldn't agree on how intimate the photo record should be, resulting in a fight in the delivery room.