Birthing Partner 101: 9 Childbirth Tips for Dad

There’s not one simple secret to an easy labor and delivery, but being surrounded by support is a key ingredient to helping a woman have her most joyful birth experience.

In order to endure labor with ease, a woman has to be able to connect her mind and body, which makes a good support system an important part of laying the foundation for her to access the strength she has within her.

That may feel like a lot of pressure for her support team, but it’s a lot simpler than you may think.

How can you be a supportive birth partner, really?

Take a look at our Birthing Tips any supportive partner can do during labor and delivery to support the best experience for mom and baby. 

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Here are 9 Birthing Partner Tips for a Supportive Partner:


  1. Get a copy of mom’s birth plan.
  2. Become an active participant in learning the birthing tools and techniques she will need, and let her know you’re there with her when the going gets tough: Your Best Birth
  3. Be prepared to listen to her and advocate for her.
  4. Be prepared to handle the details like finding parking, filling out forms, notifying friends and family, etc.
  5. Learn what her fears are, and provide affirmations to calm her.
  6. Have a hospital bag packed for yourself.
  7. Be flexible.
  8. Be prepared to wait.
  9. Be calm and ready to hold your sweet baby soon enough.

I help women and children live their life to the fullest, without worrying about pelvic floor pain, peeing while sneezing, or difficulty pooping. When not at the office, I like to play board games with my kids, binge-watch Netflix with hubby, and travel outside of the AZ heat.

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