Being prepared for birth is so important.  A Dad’s role is to support his partner physically, emotionally and practically and be a part of this amazing journey together – it is difficult to do that without knowledge of your choices, your families’ birthing rights and information about what can happen.

In this section we have ideas about how to be a good birthing companion and what you might need to packThere is information on Emergency C-Sections, Epidurals and Inductions, on where you and your partner can choose to birth – Place of birth.

The stages of birth are explained so that you know what is happening and when and so that you have more information when talking with the midwife about any decisions that might need discussing.

There are many different types of births for you and your partner to discuss and consider, natural birth, caesarean birth, VBAC, relaxation focused, twins or more, breech.