If pregnant women often experience fatigue during pregnancy, you should ask for help to prepare for your needs before childbirth. Husband, one of the closest people who can help prepare everything related to childbirth preparation. Not all husbands understand their role as future fathers, even some husbands are confused about being prepared husbands before childbirth. The meaning of standby husband is the vigilance of the husband in maintaining the health of the wife who is pregnant until the delivery process takes place.
Being a standby husband must be physically and psychologically prepared, one of which is psychologically in dealing with childbirth provided by the husband in support of his wife. Meanwhile, physically it is protecting and maintaining all preparations related to the delivery of his wife. The next readiness that is no less important is material readiness, related to the funds that will be needed for childbirth. Then what is no less important is the husband’s ability to know the signs and symptoms of childbirth in his wife so that he can deliver them to place of delivery. Finally, the husband’s readiness to take care of his wife during the birth process. As for being a husband who is alert before the delivery process.
Here are tips on how to be a husband ready before childbirth:
1. Prepare the delivery place
Husbands can discuss with their wives to determine which delivery process to choose, normal delivery or cesarean delivery. Although all pregnant women want a normal delivery, the health condition of the mother and the fetus will play a role in determining the choice of the delivery process, it does not rule out the possibility of a caesarean section. So that husband and wife will determine the place of delivery in accordance with the choice to maintain the health and safety of the wife and baby.
2. Knowing the signs that your wife will give birth
Towards delivery It is better if the wife is always accompanied, for husbands who have work duties, they can ask for help from other families. As for the standby husband must know signs of childbirth so that it can provide immediate assistance. Recognize the signs before childbirth, such as the wife complaining of pain in the groin area, thick mucus discharge accompanied by blood, contractions and accompanied by rupture of amniotic fluid.
3. Avoid delays in medical assistance
The husband’s next role is participation in avoiding delays in making medical treatment decisions and delays in making medical services. Therefore, the husband should know the alternative way to reach the place of delivery to be chosen, plan transportation and provide blood donors if needed.
4. Give love and attention
The little thing that has a big impact on the wife’s mentality is the love and attention of the husband. As a husband, he can provide affection and attention during pregnancy, for example by taking the time to caress the stomach while saying affectionate sentences, besides that the affection given can motivate the labor process.