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What are some good ways to involve my husband in the birth?
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Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Many roles
First, he needs to be there for anything you ask for. Ice chips, massage my back, just hold my hand.
You will find if you have someone to distract you through the contractions it will be much easier as well. When you are in the pushing stage, he can actually help hold your legs up for pushing, so you can concentrate your strength on the push. He is your manservant that day!

In brief: Many roles
First, he needs to be there for anything you ask for. Ice chips, massage my back, just hold my hand.
You will find if you have someone to distract you through the contractions it will be much easier as well. When you are in the pushing stage, he can actually help hold your legs up for pushing, so you can concentrate your strength on the push. He is your manservant that day!
Dr. Holly Maes
Dr. Holly Maes
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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Just be there
I think just having your husband there is a start.
It is a very personal decision, but i think you should limit the number of persons with you to your husband. It gives a level of intimacy that is special and moreover it gives your husband the leading role in support person.

In brief: Just be there
I think just having your husband there is a start.
It is a very personal decision, but i think you should limit the number of persons with you to your husband. It gives a level of intimacy that is special and moreover it gives your husband the leading role in support person.
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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