For more than a decade, Aussie dads have prepared for fatherhood with this best-selling guide to childbirth.
Childbirth can be a daunting prospect for men who are usually overlooked when it comes to birth preparation. Yet, when it comes to the big day, they are expected to know exactly how to support their partner through what can be the most physically challenging and emotionally charged event in their whole lives. Birth is not a spectator sport and support partners have a profound impact on their partner’s birth experience.
This book tells it to you straight, without the fluff, all wrapped in down-to-earth birth stories from the trenches of birthing units and home birth pools all over the country. Discover how to help your partner have a faster, easier birth. Learm what to say and what not to say during childbirth, understand how to adjust your support for each stage of labour. This book gives dads-to-be (and any other support people) the info they need to be involved in the birth of their baby in the best way possible, together with birth stories from men who’ve been there before and learned the hard way. And sometimes the funny way. Always the hands-on way.