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4 Ways Dads Can Bond With Their Newborns That Don’t Involve Changing Diapers

When preparing dads and partners for welcoming their baby, one of the most common concerns I hear is that they don’t know how they will be involved in the first few weeks of their babies’ lives, and are anticipating feeling left out. They are also worried about their wives and partners being stretched thin and exhausted while breastfeeding or pumping all hours of the day and night. I love that fathers and partners more than ever want to be a part of the caregiving process. Here are some of my most suggested options:


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Doulas Support Partners Too

We love working with dads and partners.  Did you know doulas are not just for birthing mothers and individuals?

As doulas, we understand the importance of supporting both parents, or the birthing client and the supporting family member, friend, or loved one.  We believe your comfort and confidence is key to an affirming birth experience.  What does this journey look like?

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Baby-Proofing Your Relationship: The Other Postpartum Plan

They say everything changes after you have a baby.  There are lots of horror stories out there, interspersed with proclamations of, “We’re closer than ever!”  These two realities definitely exist, with a lot in between them.  Most of us seem to hope for an experience closer to the latter, one of renewed appreciation, closeness and knowing.  Have you had a chance to think about your relationship postpartum amidst the changes of pregnancy and your birth preparation?

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