The pregnancy can be a special period for fathers-to-be, and sometimes a tense period too. The changes in your partner’s body, the physical discomfort, and the hormones which she has to deal with are all special but sometimes also difficult elements of the pregnancy. “How do I deal with this?” and: “What can I expect at the delivery?” are questions that many fathers-to-be struggle with.
Fortunately, more and more attention is being paid to this, through websites, books, and courses, because your mental and emotional support as well as your hands-on assistance during the pregnancy, delivery, and postpartum period are essential.
Here are some tips:
- Have a look at www.ikvader.nl for books and more.
- Vadercursus David Borman: Aanpakken voor aanstaande vaders (Practical tips for fathers-to-be).
- ‘Ouderwijzer‘ songs programme by Guido Schaake, guitarist, singer, and entertainer, in which he celebrates becoming a father in an endearing way.
- Come to the educational evening about the delivery, in which we will extensively discuss what you can do for your partner while she is giving birth.