Preparing the Partner for Birth

When thinking of the partner’s role in childbirth, there are always tips and tricks you can learn to be “prepared.” But in all honesty, birth is not something that can be rehearsed and memorized. Every birth is unique. And just like every birth is unique, so is the type of support each mother needs during pregnancy and labour. Some mothers need their space to focus and put their energy into birth. Other moms need lots of comfort and support whether through words of encouragement or physical massage. That being said, there are a few key concepts that are consistently helpful throughout most births. Continue reading