Partners

May 25, 2016 by Cara Terreri
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It's no secret that moms experience anxiety and nervousness over their upcoming birth. Less talked about -- but just as common -- is the experience that partners go through leading up to the big day. Concerns like passing out, not knowing what to do or how to help, having a baby on the side of the h... Read More
January 13, 2016 by Cara Terreri
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January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month, organized by the National Birth Defects Prevention Network (NBDPN). A birth defect is something no parent wants to think about, but it's important to talk about! Birth defects are common, and cause additional emotional, financial, and health issues... Read More
December 2, 2013 by Cara Terreri
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In labor, your partner can be your best ally in supporting you and communicating your needs and preferences to hospital staff. But many dads and partners report feeling unprepared, anxious, and in-the-dark about what to do during labor and birth. They worry about how to tell when their partner is in... Read More
November 8, 2013 by Cara Terreri
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There are so many, many wonderful resources on the 'net that can help prepare you for birth. I encourage you to take a few moments and click through -- the following links are worth the read!... Read More
June 24, 2013 by Admin User
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The following article is one of many resources found on the Lamaze.org website for expectant parents, where you can also find a  Lamaze class locator tool.... Read More
June 14, 2013 by Cara Terreri
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Every dad and birth partner has an important role to play in supporting the safest, healthiest birth possible. Get off to a great start in your role by learning all that you can, beginning with Lamaze's free webinar on what every birth partner needs to know.... Read More
June 15, 2012 by Admin User
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When it comes to childbirth, popular media often love to portray fathers as helpless and incompetent during labor and birth.... Read More
June 17, 2011 by Cara Terreri
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There are so many great resources and articles available for dads on pregnancy, birth and parenting. Enjoy the round-up we pulled together and share it with all of the dads and dads-to-be that you know.... Read More
June 13, 2011 by Cara Terreri
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As a mom to 2 -- soon to be 3 -- children, I look back on my first pregnancy and the early days of parenting my first son and think, "If I knew then what I know now..."... Read More
June 1, 2011 by Admin User
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In celebration of Father's Day this month, Giving Birth with Confidence will feature articles just for and about dads. If there is something you would like to see on the blog related to dads, let us know!... Read More
April 11, 2011 by Admin User
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In 1980 my then wife, Kathryn, and I were on vacation in Hawaii. She began waking in the mornings with nausea, although otherwise healthy. We had been eagerly working on having a second child.... Read More
February 7, 2011 by Admin User
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By Patrick Houser When Lamaze asked me to write some blog posts about dads, for moms, I knew I needed to both grab your attention as well as provide real support for expectant families.... Read More
February 4, 2011 by Cara Terreri
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Beginning Monday, Giving Birth with Confidence will begin a series of posts called "Focus on Fathers" in which our newest blogger, Patrick Houser, will share insight, tips and personal stories on the often unsung and misunderstood player during this time of pregnancy, birth and parenting: Dads.... Read More