Maybe you and your partner had planned for a natural birth, but now she’s requesting an epidural, or being prepped for a C-section. It’s essential to remember that birthing plans can change, says Ghozland, and it’s important to respect your partner’s wishes and go with the flow.
More labor advice for new dads: Know your limits. If your knees turn to jelly at the sight of blood, it’s best to stand closer to the head of the bed so you see less of it, Ghozland says. Ask the nurse where your best position is, so you don’t get queasy, or worse, faint.