When my son was born twenty years ago, I wasso moved, I became a labor and delivery nurse.
Here are ways dads can be involved throughoutthe pregnancy: Go to prenatal doctor visits with her.
Take a prenatal birth class together, so youwill know what to expect.
Understand that she'll be more tired thanusual, especially in the first and third trimesters.
Help her get the rest she needs.
Help choose a pediatrician by week thirty-six.
Do what you can to make her more comfortableduring the pregnancy.
Massage sore areas; walk with her; and duringlabor, you can help her get into more comfortable positions, have a bottle of water or a cup of ice chipsavailable to keep her hydrated, and ask your nurse if there's anything you can do to help.