expecting dads

More important than you'll know, dads are encouraged to be just as involved throughout the pregnancy, birth, and postpartum as mom.

What's my Involvment?

You are having a baby! Even after the initial shock wears off, there are still hundreds of thoughts and questions racing through your head and there's still 9 months to go. This is an exciting time for your family and the best opportunity to start a conversation with your partner. Dad's are now more than ever able to be a part of the entire pregnancy, birth, and postpartum experiences. This is your opportunity to discuss your thoughts and opinions on how YOU want to be involved.

Expecting dads serve a very important role during the pregnancy and birth process acting as the advocates for YOUR choices for both parents. Mom already has a lot going on with growing a beautiful healthy baby, this is Dad's time to provide the support when mom might not be able to.

What about Safety?

It's the nature of any father to ask this question. For healthy moms, a homebirth with a trained midwife may be the safest option! Planned home birth for low risk women in North America using certified professional midwives is associated with lower rates of medical intervention. That means that homebirth moms and babies experience less cutting, suctioning, sectioning and drugging!

Between 2004 and 2010, the number of home births in the United State rose by 41%, increasing the need for an accurate assessment of the safety of planned home births. The results of this study of nearly 17,000 women confirm the safety and overwhelminghly positive health benefits for low-risk mothers and babies who choose to birth at home with a midwife.

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Options For Dads to Consider
  • Encouraged to attend every prenatal and postpartum appointment
  • Ask questions and provide your thoughts
  • Support mom during labor
  • May catch their baby at birth
  • May cut the umbilical cord
  • May be in the birth pool with mom