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    Does anyone know of any good books or websites that have information for fathers/birth partners about labour and birth?

    My DF is going to be my only support person and his current attitude is to ignore the entire situation, won't really talk about it etc. I tried to encourage him to watch some videos on youtube with me but he won't. He knows nothing about the birth process apart from what he has seen on TV. I'm sure he is just scared/nervous and this is his way of coping but I don't see how he will be able to help/support me during labour if he has no idea what is going on.

    I'd like to encourage him to learn more about labour and birth but he is not much of a reader so I think I need to try to find something that will keep him entertained as well as informed.

    Any ideas?

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    Try Being Dad. It is in video form as well, but the end is a little graffic if he a bit squimish. There are sections for mums as well but my DH enjoyed it. Some bits are quiet funny and it is from a guys perspective.

    Get him along prenatal classes too if your worried, they are very informative, though some nights are slow and borning.

    He will get into it more as you go along. Wait till he is feeling the baby move and it gets closer to your due date. He will get there, I think they take a bit more time than us to realise that a baby is coming! They can't actually see the baby and another 20weeks seems like such a long way away...

    good luck

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    Default Resources for birth partners.

    Sounds like my DH :-/

    He was pretty hopeless and probably a bit overwhelmed at DD's birth.
    Antenatal class didn't do much for him. They spoke briefly about support during labour but it was mainly about medically what happens during labour.

    I'm pregnant again and want to do some kind of other class so DH can learn to be a better support person.

    I looked at the one PP put up, unfortunately there is no upcoming class in our area any time soon.
    It sounds really good for the guys.

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    Hire a doula!! Best resource for dads (and of course for mums too)

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    I looked into it and it turns out we have a beer and bubs that runs locally so I will try to book him into that, he doesn't seem too keen on the idea but he said he'll go anyway. Hopefully he ends up getting some good info from it. I have talked to him a bit about it and he has said he will try to be a bit more into it, so that's a start.


 

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