(Closed) Husband doesn't think he can handle being in the delivery room

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 47
Member
11 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Tell him to man up.

It’s he birth of his child. He needs to be present for it. If he can’t handle seeing you in pain, he can hold your hand and look away. Good grief.

Post # 48
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20 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@hspw714 How much time do you have before delivery? If you have a couple months I suggest taking Bradley Method birth classes. They really emphasize how important the role of the husband (or partner) is during labor and delivery. Also they teach you all the sign posts to recognize (so he won’t panic and think you’re in danger) And they let’s him how he can help you in small ways bony by getting all involved at the business end of things but just to be your advocate. I second the pp’s who also recommend a doula. I realize your husband is a doctor but truely there is so much to learn and my husband was incredibly nervous and scared before we started classes and now he feels empowered and ready. (He’s still not into like cutting the cord but he’s ready to be supportive and that’s what’s important.

Post # 49
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7646 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

@BrandNewBride:  I am totally stealing that “Northern Father” phrase. That is awesome.

Post # 50
Hostess
11165 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

Seriously? He thinks he has a choice?

Oh no, no no no. I didn’t get myself pregnant alone and I am sure as hell not going through delivery solo. Nope. Take a shot in the parking lot and mosey on in with balls of steel and have a seat as we are going to be together for a while. Not even up for negotiation.

 

Post # 51
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70 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

He’s an MD? Well that’s why he needs to be there. Besides, he needs to understand exactly what you have gone through to be able to care for your adequately after the birth. If he doesn’t get how hard it was for you, it may be easy to dismiss it because he wasn’t there.

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