Has your partner gone into labour? Are you feeling a little lost and don’t know what to do? labour can be a daunting time for both partners, but don’t worry! This guide will tell you everything you need to know about what NOT to do when your partner is in labour. By following these simple tips, you’ll make the experience smoother for everyone involved. So, without further ado, let’s get started!
Listen up, people.
It really should be common sense but for those who aren’t quite sure, there are a few things you really should NEVER do when your partner is in labour and about to give birth to your child and this one certainly takes the cake.
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This Dad Ordered a Pizza While His Partner Was In Labour and the Internet Was Outraged. No wonder.
In a photo going viral on Reddit, a person is shown enjoying a slice of pizza while their significant other is clearly in the middle of a painful contraction.
Many users were outraged over the situation, while other commenters found it funny and even suggested that the woman could have been in on the whole thing.
Maybe she needed a snack? Who knows.
Although I couldn’t think of anything worse during labour. Could you?
Do NOT send explicit photos to the whole family!
A mortified new mum has gone viral, sharing the photo her husband sent his entire family after she gave birth to their son.
The US mum-of-three, who goes by the username @wenfreed on TikTok, revealed her husband sent a photo to his “whole family” without giving it a second glance not realising his wife’s hospital gown was still up around her waist from the labour, putting her lady parts on full display.
Her post has been viewed more than 893,000 times, prompting women to share their own similar stories.
“OMG my boyfriend did that too and sent pictures to my in-laws,” one said.
“I had an emergency section and he sent a picture of my daughter COMING OUT OF ME. You could see my kidneys in the background,” another wrote.
“My husband sent a picture of the baby on the scale with me getting stitched up in the background. Straight on view,” one mother shared.
Don’t tell them to “just relax”
So you’re in the delivery room, and your wife is in labour. She’s in pain, she’s exhausted, and she’s just trying to get through it. And then you say the magic words: ” just relax.” As if it’s that easy! As if she can just flip a switch and suddenly be relaxed. If only it were that simple! But of course, it’s not. So please, for the love of all that is holy, do not tell your pregnant wife in labour to ” just relax.” Trust me, they’ll kill you.
Don’t tell your pregnant wife horror stories when in labour
Labour. It’s one of the most intense and breathtaking experiences a human can go through. And do you know what’s even more horrifying than labour? Being in labour…and listening to your husband recount in vivid detail all the horror stories he’s heard about.
Just why? Do you know what’s horrifying? Going in labour. Labour is hard enough without having to worry that your husband is going to start yelling “just push!” every time you have a contraction. So, husbands, next time your wife in labour, resist the urge to share every gruesome detail you’ve ever heard about the horror stories you knew to distract her.
More things you should NOT do while your partner is in labour.
DO NOT fall asleep. Why should you get to rest? She is the one doing all the hard work!
DO NOT sit on your phone the whole time playing games, texting mates and answering business calls. Just NO!
Do NOT moan about it taking too long. Or that you are tired. You’re tired?! Really? Plus, it takes as long as it takes. Suck it up!
Do NOT zone out watching TV. NO!!!!
FYI do NOT invite your whole family into the labour ward either, unless you have your partners permission first of course. That is really not cool!