Your husband can help you a lot during labor and the delivery of your baby. You and your partner may want to discuss his level of participation well before labor begins. Some men prefer not to be involved in the birth itself; it's a personal choice. Other couples view labor and the delivery of their child as a very special experience to share. See below for some of the most important ways your partner can help you during labor and delivery.
Who Cuts the Umbilical Cord?
Many couples today discuss the possibility of having the father cut his baby's umbilical cord after delivery. Cutting the cord is something many men enjoy doing. Talk to your doctor in advance about your husband's participation in your labor and delivery.