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What role do the fathers play in prenatal care? how are the fathers involved by the doctor during prenatal care?

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Dr. Joseph Torkildson
Pediatric Hematology and Oncology 40 years experience
Very important: Women go through a variety of physical and emotional changes as they go through pregnancy. In traditional couples the father serves as a main source of support to the mother. They can help with a variety of activities that become more difficult as the preganancy progresses. Obstetricians will involve fathers to different degrees; finding one that meets your needs in this regard is important.
Dr. Jon Ahlstrom
Obstetrics & Gynecology 31 years experience
As much as you like.: Many fathers attend prenatal visits. This may vary due to work schedules or other obligations. At a minimum consider attending one of the first few visits as well as the ultrasound and then again a month before the due date to review the roles in labor. It is also good to attend the prenatal education classes offered by most hospitals.
Dr. Jon Ahlstrom
Obstetrics & Gynecology 31 years experience
As much as you like.: Many fathers attend prenatal visits. This may vary due to work schedules or other obligations. At a minimum consider attending one of the first few visits as well as the ultrasound and then again a month before the due date to review the roles in labor. It is also good to attend the prenatal education classes offered by most hospitals.
Last updated Nov 25, 2016

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