Dads terrified of vaginal birth after caesarean delivery

Dads terrified of vaginal birth after caesarean delivery

Dads-to-be can be absolutely terrified of their partner’s wish to have a VBAC or vaginal birth after a Caesarean delivery. There are good reasons for that fear. Certainly if there was a defined health issue for either the mother or baby, men can absolutely be bewildered and angry by…

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Dads-to-be … working with your home birth midwife

Dads-to-be … working with your home birth midwife

Having a home birth is very special … particularly in countries where this is not supported.  When you birth at home … unless you and your pregnant partner decide to have an ‘unassisted’ home birth … you will choose one or more midwives. In some cultures birth is ‘women’s…

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Dads-to-be 32 weeks-birth-9

Dads-to-be 32 weeks-birth-9

Eyes in the back of your head! This fatherhood quality does not reach its peak until your baby becomes mobile and then you’d better have this quality sorted out. When men grow their fatherhood qualities during pregnancy then they are more likely to create an intimate family based on…

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Dads-to-be 32 weeks-birth-8

Dads-to-be 32 weeks-birth-8

At this point in pregnancy you understand that your baby’s mother needs more physical help doing lots of physical things. A big belly definitely interrupts certain capabilities. As your baby’s mother gets closer to The Birth she slows down even more, often has a back ache or feels her joints…

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Dads-to-be 32 weeks-birth-7

Dads-to-be 32 weeks-birth-7

In phase #4 you not only need to see what needs to be done to get ready to bring your baby home, but you also need to fill in the gaps around the skills you’ll both use during the birth of your child. You may also be tying up…

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Dads-to-be 32 weeks-birth-6

Dads-to-be 32 weeks-birth-6

In the last entry we discussed how your awareness is deepening. This happens when you can pay attention to greater detail. Every skill we learn is composed of small components. We don’t often recognize that. If you play hoops, you have to learn to handle the ball, what you…

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Dads-to-be 32 weeks-birth-4

Dads-to-be 32 weeks-birth-4

Depending on whether your baby’s mother is 32 weeks pregnant or 40, your patience will vary as will your pregnant partner. As you get closer to The Birth the less patient everyone becomes. This is a natural emotional transition from being pregnant to wanting to get the pregnancy over…

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Dads-to-be 32 weeks-birth-3

Dads-to-be 32 weeks-birth-3

Your baby’s mother is 32 weeks pregnant or more in phase #4 of pregnancy. This means you move more rapidly from ‘becoming’ a father to ‘being’ one. How soon that will be is unknown. Sure everyone would like a pregnancy to go to ‘term’. Eighty percent of women give…

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Dads-to-be 32 weeks-birth-2

Dads-to-be 32 weeks-birth-2

This Phase #4 of pregnancy is sort of like phase #1 of pregnancy but sort of in reverse. Phase #1 was getting used to being pregnant. Phase #4 is getting used to becoming a father. Phase #4 focuses your attention on The Birth and being a father immediately after…

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