Daddy Brad and Daddy Clay help get Daddy Danny rea... more
Labor and Delivery Tips for Dads
Daddy Brad and Daddy Clay help get Daddy Danny ready for the impending delivery of his first child. Tips include knowing where the vending machines are at the hospital, and bringing plenty of change. Perhaps even pack your own snacks, or even a picnic type meal for after the baby is born.
Once at the hospital, learn the nurses names, and be polite(but not too polite or the Mom will hurt you), because they will be taking care of you for the next couple of days. Don't be afraid to let them know your wishes, but a positive vibe will make things much smoother and happier for all involved.
In the room remember these important points: Adjustable bed, use those buttons 'til she is comfortable, then don't touch them unless asked. Do not touch the TV remote, it is not for Dads! You CAN use the bathroom, #1 ONLY. Be sure your camera/phone batteries are charged, but don't miss the experience being behind the camera. A playlist of Mom's favorite songs and knowing how to give good footrubs are a good idea.
Don't forget that Push Present! Just a small gift after things have settled down to show your appreciation for her bringing your child into the world. And remember to hold that baby as much as possible! Good luck Danny! Hope everything comes out ok Miranda!
In this DadLabs video Daddy Clay and Daddy Brad di... more
Five Things Not to Say During Labor and Delivery
In this DadLabs video Daddy Clay and Daddy Brad discuss the five phrases Dads should never say in the labor and delivery room. These five phrases should be avoided at all cost during the birth of a baby. Starting with number 5, Is that normal? Never show fear in the delivery room, and always stay calm and collected with your pregnant wife. Number 4 is avoiding anything that involves my Mom says. While experiencing childbirth the last thing your wife wants to hear is any advise or anything to do with her mother-in-law. Number 3 is to ask, why is the birth in the metric system? Do the math yourself and keep irrellevant questions out of the birthing center. The number 2 things to avoid is saying "I'm not sure I'm ready for this." It's too late to make that decision, and the most important thing is to be supportive during the child birth process. The final thing, and most important to remember is to avoid saying anything like "toughen up" and/or "suck it up". Baby Delivery whether natural birth or through a cesarean section is a very difficult process. If you have any questions make sure to ask your doula or your midwife, and most of all be supportive through the pregnancy. The Lab Ep 528 brought to you by BabyBjorn.