Labour and the Overlooked Daddy

Sadly, I think that expectant Dads are often overlooked when it comes to planning for labour and baby’s arrival.  After all, it is a huge and special time in their life too.

Trevor was incredible during my labour with Jack and I have no idea what I would have done without him there.  It wasn’t until Jack was born that I realised Trevor had not sat down, eaten or left my side during my 20hr labour and that made me feel really guilty.

I was sat wondering last night, of the things that I could do for Trevor to make it up to him this time around and came up with the following:

  • Prepare a hospital bag just for Trevor, to include:
    • Change of clothes
    • Comfy shoes
    • Toiletries
    • Snacks and drinks
  • Request a chair on arrival so that he isn’t left standing all day/night
  • Routinely check that he is okay?
  • Special requests for Trevor in Birthing Notes:
    • Trevor to deliver the baby (or catch it if you like) – if allowed
    • Trevor to cut the cord (he didn’t get the chance to last time)
  • Trevor to make first phone calls to deliver the good news

I would also like to get Trevor a pressie from baby so that I can give it to him at the hospital, whilst us three are there alone.  Just in case he decides to read this post, I shall leave my ideas unmentioned 🙂

What are your thoughts?  Anything I might have missed?

Lisa x


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  • Reply
    Susanne Remic (@Ghostwritermumm)
    May 20, 2016 at 12:24 pm

    This is such a lovely idea. Dads really do get overlooked during the whole thing. Love this xx

    • Reply
      The Love of a Captain
      May 20, 2016 at 12:27 pm

      Thank you Susanne – can you imagine how scary it must be for them too? xx

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