Your little one’s day of arrival is coming closer and closer, and you have already got all the best for your future little son or daughter: you have chosen the best crib, the most comfortable stroller, you have decorated the baby’s room in the best way, ever seen. You should feel all around equipped and prepared for the angel’s arrival, however, somehow you do not. Although you are going to your prenatal appointments without skipping it any time, you may still feel some kind of being not completely unprepared to such an important event in the life of your whole family, if you have not attended childbirth classes so far. For the majority of future moms, it is a given to take childbirth classes, however, future dads may attend them as well.
In nowadays society, it is not uncommon, that a man is involved in the entire process of his wife’s or girlfriend’s pregnancy, labour and birth and child-rearing. This kind of taking part in the development and arrival of these men’s own babies influences in a positive way on both partners as well as on their children. Usually, people, who do everything together are more intimately connected to teach each other as well as their children, and these children, as a rule, possess much more confidence.
Anyway, it does not matter so much whether your husband or boyfriend is involved in your pregnancy to such an extent, if you decide to addend childbirth class together, you both will benefit a lot from it.
First and the most important becomes the bonding, which you will have in the result of this kind of mutual involvement of such an intimate issue between partners and between you two and your child. Usually, it is easy for a woman to feel the connection between her and her children, because she carried them all nine months long. In this situation fathers have to deserve this connection, they usually have to take the initiative and do a lot in order that connection to someone new and unfamiliar might be felt. Attending childbirth classes will help future dads get inspired with emotional as well as physical bonding with their little ones. As a rule that information and instruction, people are provided during these classes makes it easier for the parents – to – be to share their feelings and emotions, as well as their wishes, concerns with one another. It is possible as well to have some kind of physical connection working out, which a husband may wish to provide to his wife during the pregnancy period and labour.
Second is the introduction and familiarization of the process of labour and delivery. It is not a secret, that the process of the arrival of a baby is quite intense. Any first experience of it, even it if is via video footage may make you shocked. That is why it is extremely important to be aware of everything, which will be going on during the delivery process. The information, received during the childbirth classes will help both partners calm down and it will also provide them with strength and confidence, which is so much necessary for them. Moreover, even in case of an unexpected beginning, both: a woman, as well as her partner, will not get lost, and they will be better able to handle it and make a wise and educated decision, which will be based on what they learned and talked about to each other during the childbirth classes, they attended.
The third is the guidance, a man will receive in how to become an effective help, support comfort and even coach to his wife during the labour and the delivery process. Moreover, the application of this guidance will help to create calm and positive birth conditions.