ROLE OF HUSBAND & BIRTHING PARTNER in Pregnancy Dr. Sharda jain .

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ROLE OF HUSBAND & BIRTHING PARTNER in Pregnancy Dr. Sharda jain .

  1. 1. ROLE OF HUSBAND & BIRTHING PARTNER Dr. Sharda Jain Director :- Sec General : Delhi Gynae Forum
  2. 2. Men’s feelings-What to expect? • • • • • • Worries about future- the financial implications Good time to get life insurance! Jokes apart Feeling left out and alone, not cared for Feeling unsure about sex Worries about the well being of wife and baby Disturbing to see wife’s body continually change shape
  3. 3. Physical symptoms which may occur… • • • • Sleeplessness Indigestion Nausea Stress related
  4. 4. Why should you be involved? • Good eating is easier if both do it. • Exercise-You could motivate her, go for a walk with her. • Important to understand doctors tests as you will be taking joint decisions • Important information about postnatal(after delivery) problems, childcare
  5. 5. Early weeks: Is she cranky ? • Sex is usually safe throughout pregnancy unless she has had spotting, leaking, bleeding or previous miscarriage… • Check with doctor if worried • Irritable , just wants to sleep • Don’t smoke near her • Avoid coffee if she has aversion to the smell. • Offer to cook meals, fix breakfasts
  6. 6. Middle months….best time for both • Best time if you have to travel • Carry her bags as lifting can give back strain • Accompany her for doctor visits, otherwise remember to discuss them. • Be there when she is having a scan • You may be able to feel baby movements, Sometimes not…baby has nothing against you • She might have odd cravings at odd times, indulge her
  7. 7. Middle months….best time for both • Best time if you have to travel • Carry her bags as lifting can give back strain • Accompany her for doctor visits, otherwise remember to discuss them. • Be there when she is having a scan • You may be able to feel baby movements, Sometimes not…baby has nothing against you • She might have odd cravings at odd times, indulge her
  8. 8. End months: Tired, irritable, frightened • Weight may drag her down • She may be lonely as she is off work • Talk about what you would both expect during labor. • Give her a massage • Listen to her, don’t try to fix solutions • Give her a hug
  9. 9. Labour • Keep her company, wipe her face, give her sips of water, help her change position • Massage her back and shoulders • Remind her how to use relaxation and breathing techniques • Make it clear to doctor what help you need and also help her understand what doctor wants.
  10. 10. After baby’s birth • MCD office - go after you have a baby for the birth certificate. • Make sure you have paternity leave. • Mothers need lot of extra practical and emotional support to fight “baby blues” or depression. • Get used to sleepless nights and untidy home. • Be considerate about sex • You won’t faint if you change a dirty nappy and baby vomit is not toxic!
  11. 11. & ADDRESS 35 , Defence Enclave, Opp. Preet Vihar Petrol Pump, Metro pillar no. 88, Vikas Marg , Delhi – 110092 CONTACT US 011-22414049, 42401339 WEBSITE : www.lifecarecentre.in www.drshardajain.com www.lifecareivf.com E-MAIL ID Sharda.lifecare@gmail.com Lifecarecentre21@gmail.com info@lifecareivf.com

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