The closer you are to your pregnant partner, the more you’ll be able to share the experience of pregnancy and birth which is why it is important for all dads and partners to be aware of what happens to a pregnant woman during her pregnancy and throughout the birth.

For information and advice on how you can help your pregnant partner, please click here.

How to support your partner with breastfeeding

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Some questions you may like to ask the midwife:

  • Is there room for me to stay?
  • What facilities are there for me as a partner such as bathrooms and food outlets?
  • Do I need to bring anything with me?
  • How could I help my partner during the labour and birth?