What to Expect from Him When You’re Expecting

On December 16, 2010, in Blog, by Bellybuds

Fathers. If you believe the movies, on the big day, most of them either race off to the hospital in such confusion they leave you in the driveway with your suitcase or simply pass out from the excitement. While several physicians confide that new dads do faint on occasion – they swear it’s rare – the role of the father during labor and delivery involves more than serving as a source of foibles and flubs.

“Nowadays, I think more and more fathers like playing an active role in the delivery. Although many remain hesitant as to what they should do, most feel they should participate in the birth of their child, even if it means just standing there,” said Susan Svientek, MD, chairman of the Obstetrics and Gynecology department of St. Clement Health System.

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