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encourage your birth partner

Birth Partner Tips: words of encouragement

During labour and birth your partner may be feeling tired, frightened, unsure, overwhelmed and in pain. She may doubt her ability to do it, she may get angry, she might cry and she will definitely need some words of encouragement. Tell her she is doing it, when she says she can’t, tell her you love her when she feels unsafe, tell her she is amazing when she finished yet another contraction. Tell her she’s ok if plans change and that she is awesome. When women are having a baby, they can need to feel strong and capable – your words will help that. Book a session with me if you have questions, need some additional support or preparation for birth & baby. antenatal & postnatal specialist | working with parents since 2002 Always seek medical support if you are concerned about yourself or your baby. Even if it is just a feeling that something isn’t right.

eating and drinking in labour

Birth Partner Tips: eating & drinking in labour

It’s really important to remember to eat and drink throughout labour – and to offer your labouring partner regular sips of water and bites to eat. Water is definitely needed by both of you during labour, especially if this is over a few hours. Being dehydrated can cause headaches and dizziness, it steals energy and it can cause labour slow. Please don’t wait for your partner to ask for water or food – she is busy and focused on contractions so it can be helpful to put a straw to her lips after each contraction so she can drink and to offer small, healthy snacks to keep her energy going. And you need to drink and eat as well so don’t forget your needs. Book a session with me if you have questions, need some additional support or preparation for birth & baby. antenatal & postnatal specialist | working with parents since 2002 Always seek medical support if you are concerned about yourself or your baby. Even if it is just a feeling that something …