Dads & Birth Partners
If you’re the birthing partner, the closer the two of you are, the more you’ll be able to share the experience of pregnancy and birth. The most important thing a birth partner can do is be there every step of the way to help support.
As a Birth Partner, attending the Hypnobirthing classes with your partner you will be well on your way to becoming the perfect person to support her and protect the space during labour.
Here’s a little of what you will learn:
- The importance of practising the relaxation and breathing techniques with your partner, so that you are in tune with her on the day.
- How to plan your birth together so that you are fully on-board with her wishes and can convey them with confidence on the day.
- How to help her to get to her relaxing place and to use her relaxation anchors during labour and birth.
- How to prepare the birthing room to create the best birthing environment.
- How to help her reframe any negative language and encourage her with affirmations.
- How to nurture her and protect the environment to make sure she remains undisturbed.
- How to become joint advocates during the birth.
And much, much more……..
Books for Dads & Birthing Partners
Commando Dad: Advice for raw recruits: From Pregnancy to birth.
“A fantastic book that my husband has loved ( He’s even been reading it on the train! ) I love it too as it’s just a different way of reading about all the things to come. Very entertaining and useful.” Amazon review.
Men, Love & Birth by Mark Harris:
A ‘must read’ book for dads-to-be to help them to be present during birth and by being present, I don’t mean in proximity ( to steal a phrase from Mark ). Mark is an experienced Midwife, Hypnotherapist, NLP practitioner and homebirth Dad/Grandad.
The Birth Partner, 4th Edition, Completely revised and updated:
A complete guide to childbirth for dads , doulas and other Birthing companions.“ Excellent book, No nonsense, to the point and complete. It works both for general reading and as a reference guide for labour, this is the only book you’ll need. ( Mind you, it does not deal with all of pregnancy , but rather focuses on labour. Pre, during, post-) “. Amazon review.