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Old 03-08-2011, 04:47 PM
 
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Congratulations! Now, take a class. You have a lot to learn. Like all about the transition phase when your wifey will be telling you exactly what she thinks of your mother. And, quite possibly, you.
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Old 03-08-2011, 05:08 PM
 
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Hey all,

My wifey is pregnant I am new to the whole delivery experience thing.

I was told it is pretty much standard for the Dads to be in the delivery room now when wifey is giving birth, Is that true or is it considered an option?.

I know this might sound bad, but, I was kinda hoping it would be like the good ole days were the dad sits in a waiting room and a doc or nurse comes in and says "it all went well , congradulations". But I dont think thats gonna happen .

What role am I to play in all of this? Besides like you see in the movie were the dad says "push, you can do this".
Well I've done it twice now, the second time last Friday

Honestly, there isn't much for you to do in the delivery room, other than being a cheerleader. But thats not a bad thing. You also get to cut the cord, which I find kind of cool.

My dad did the pacing the waiting room thing with my mom. Honestly, I couldn't imagine doing that now. I had similar feelings as you with our first, thinking that I didn't want to be in there to see anything.

But I couldn't imagine doing it any other way now. I felt so close to my child, talk about instantly feeling awesome, and I do mean instant and awesome. I ran over to the little crib where the nurses where checking my daughter out, held her hand for the first time, nothing gave me more pride.

I would advise you to be in the room.
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