Men's Guide to Birth

  • Top Ten Tips Not to Do When Your Partner's in Labor

    When a woman's in labor, it's not the time to crack jokes, create and implement hair-brained schemes or use witty sarcasm. Use these top ten tips during labor.

  • What Does a Doula Do? Birth Coaching for an Easy, Joyful, Loving Birth

    This is an informative and positive handbook, it combines practical tips with personal birth stories to help Mum and Dad to stay calm, enjoy the pregnancy and achieve a more natural birth.

  • Medical Bill and Insurance Planning When You Are Expecting

    Having a baby is a game changer in terms of your health coverage as well. For most young couples, this may be the most important single use of their insurance, so it is important to get it right.

  • Are you interested in prenatal yoga?

    Are you interested in learning more about prenatal yoga and its benefits?
    If so, global yoga specialist, Jiivana has just launched its renowned prenatal yoga DVD, Bliss From Within, in the UK today. The DVD has been endorsed by The National Association of Childbirth Educators and is seen to be the most comprehensive prenatal Yoga DVD on the market.

    For a clip from the DVD please visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yreizEBmwHs
    or to order a copy and get £3 off visit www.jiivana.co.uk and type in the promotional code: JiivanaUK1000.

  • Agreeing on a Birth Plan

    QUESTION

    My partner wants a hospital birth complete with an OB/GYN. My preference is a home birth with a midwife but I was willing to compromise on using a birth center. He's not budging.

    What are some ways that I can help him move away from this sterile birth experience to one that I'm more comfortable with other than just telling him "I'm not doing it!" and creating another war?

    I get that is how his sisters and friends' wives delivered but this is MY birth experience, too!
    Dani

  • Partner Afraid to Attend the Birth

    My husband doesn't think he can handle being in the room when I have the baby. Pain is not something that he does well with and the sight of blood makes him freak. Is it hopeless to think that he can overcome this?

    My family and friends all are giving us both a hard time about this as otherwise they view him being "unsupportive." I’d like to give him the benefit of a doubt as this is the way he's been as long as I've known him (10 years!)

    Thanks for the help!
    Mandy

  • BUEATIFUL WONDERFUL

    HI,
    WELL I WISH I DID JOIN THIS AS A MOM, BUT THINGS ARE DIFFERENT FOR ME NOW. I REALLY DO GET PREGNANT, EVERYTIME WE TRY BUT I DONT USUALLY STAY SO FOR LONG. I DO HAVE A CONVICTION IN MY HEART THAT I WILL STAY PREGNANT THIS TIME FOR THE DURATION AND HAVE MY BUEATIFUL BABY. MY HUSBAND CANT WAIT TO CARRY HIS CHILD AND I AM BESIDE MYSELF AS WELL. WE TRUST GOD FOR A STAY POWER. I JUST NEED ADVICE FROM MOMS AND MOMS TO BE ON HOW I SHOULD GO ABOUT STAYING PREGNANT. PLEASE FEEL FREE TO ANSWER MY QUESTION ON HOW TO STAY PREGNANT AND WHAT I OUGHT TO DO TO KEEP FIT.

  • Partner's Guide to the Baby Blues and Postpartum Depression

    The baby blues are common mood swings experienced after childbirth. Keep an eye out for these symptoms and be as supportive as possible. Remember your partner's body has been through a tough nine months and hormones are rampant. These symptoms should disappear within 10 days.

  • Choosing a Hospital and Doctor

    There are major differences in the way doctors and hospitals approach pregnancy and delivery. I'd like to spend the next few minutes making you a savvy consumer. The hospital is the most important choice you will make with regards your pregnancy. Is it baby friendly? Can it care for preterm babies? Take these and more into consideration when making your decision.

  • A Five Second Guide to Birth

    If you have just found this website, your wife is giving birth today and you are looking for some quick advice, here is a last minute guide to birth courtesy of guys from the Being Dad DVDs.

  • BUEATIFUL WONDERFUL

    HI,
    WELL I WISH I DID JOIN THIS AS A MOM, BUT THINGS ARE DIFFERENT FOR ME NOW. I REALLY DO GET PREGNANT, EVERYTIME WE TRY BUT I DONT USUALLY STAY SO FOR LONG. I DO HAVE A CONVICTION IN MY HEART THAT I WILL STAY PREGNANT THIS TIME FOR THE DURATION AND HAVE MY BUEATIFUL BABY. MY HUSBAND CANT WAIT TO CARRY HIS CHILD AND I AM BESIDE MYSELF AS WELL. WE TRUST GOD FOR A STAY POWER. I JUST NEED ADVICE FROM MOMS AND MOMS TO BE ON HOW I SHOULD GO ABOUT STAYING PREGNANT. PLEASE FEEL FREE TO ANSWER MY QUESTION ON HOW TO STAY PREGNANT AND WHAT I OUGHT TO DO TO KEEP FIT.

  • Partner Afraid to Attend the Birth

    My husband doesn't think he can handle being in the room when I have the baby. Pain is not something that he does well with and the sight of blood makes him freak. Is it hopeless to think that he can overcome this?

    My family and friends all are giving us both a hard time about this as otherwise they view him being "unsupportive." I’d like to give him the benefit of a doubt as this is the way he's been as long as I've known him (10 years!)

    Thanks for the help!
    Mandy

  • Agreeing on a Birth Plan

    QUESTION

    My partner wants a hospital birth complete with an OB/GYN. My preference is a home birth with a midwife but I was willing to compromise on using a birth center. He's not budging.

    What are some ways that I can help him move away from this sterile birth experience to one that I'm more comfortable with other than just telling him "I'm not doing it!" and creating another war?

    I get that is how his sisters and friends' wives delivered but this is MY birth experience, too!
    Dani

  • Are you interested in prenatal yoga?

    Are you interested in learning more about prenatal yoga and its benefits?
    If so, global yoga specialist, Jiivana has just launched its renowned prenatal yoga DVD, Bliss From Within, in the UK today. The DVD has been endorsed by The National Association of Childbirth Educators and is seen to be the most comprehensive prenatal Yoga DVD on the market.

    For a clip from the DVD please visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yreizEBmwHs
    or to order a copy and get £3 off visit www.jiivana.co.uk and type in the promotional code: JiivanaUK1000.

  • Pregnancy and Childbirth with the Alexander Technique

    The Alexander Technique is a simple and practical method for improving ease and freedom of movement, balance, flexibility, and coordination. The principles of the Technique can be applied to anyone and can greatly enhance your comfort during pregnancy, delivery, and recovery.

  • Medical Bill and Insurance Planning When You Are Expecting

    Having a baby is a game changer in terms of your health coverage as well. For most young couples, this may be the most important single use of their insurance, so it is important to get it right.

  • PUSH: Fight the Power

    Sarah hijacked this entry, which is fine with me. After all, it's her uterus; maybe it should be her words, too.... They were also starting to hurt really bad. For some reason I kept yelling "Ouchie Momma!" When I tried to shower, it took forever because I had to stop every time a contraction came.