What tips would you give a birthing partner?
There’s lots of information in books and on the internet about how your birthing partner can support you during childbirth.
I asked a group women who had given birth in the last 2 to 4 months. What information would you have told your birthing partner in hindsight?
Here’s what they had to say;
What birthing partner tips would be useful for other couples prior to their birth?
- Don’t talk during contractions
- Don’t take anything she say’s personal
- Be gentle, kind and keep calm
- Expect the unexpected
- Don’t talk about food (go for sneaky snacks)
- Keep it light, maintain a ‘can do’ attitude and sense of humour
- Consider ‘back up’ for breaks
- Be involved in creating the birthing plan and be in charge of this during labour
- Be her champion be prepared to ask and answer questions on her behalf
- Know what’s packed in what bag
- Know the breathing techniques she is using and keep her on track even if she has a c-section
- Know that ‘you can’ ask for the midwife to be changed
- Share these birthing partner tips with anyone who is supporting you during your childbirth.
- Consider attending the Hypnobirthing Course to help prepare you both for a calm, confident and easier experience.