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Birth Partner 101: Your Ultimate Guide to Being the Best Support Ever!


Hypnobirthing antennal class Auckland birth partner

Hey there, amazing birth partners! ๐Ÿ‘‹ So, you've been entrusted with the super-important role of being the backbone, cheerleader, and all-around superhero for the mum-to-be? Bravo! ๐ŸŒŸ Let's dive into the ultimate crash course on what it takes to be the absolute best birth partner ever. ๐Ÿ’ช


1. The Power of Presence: ๐Ÿค First things first, your mere presence can work wonders. Hold her hand, make eye contact, and reassure her that you've got this together. Your calming vibes are like a secret weapon against those labour jitters.


2. Know the Birth Plan (But Be Flexible!): ๐Ÿ“œ You might have discussed the birth plan a zillion times, but be ready to roll with the punches. Birth is like this unpredictable adventure, and plans may need to shift. Familiarise yourself with the plan, but stay open-minded and adaptable.


3. Comfort Techniques Masterclass: ๐Ÿค— Bring on the comfort wizardry! Back rubs, soothing words, or maybe a dance party in the delivery room โ€“ whatever helps her feel more at ease. You're the chief comfort officer, and your toolkit is full of love and support.


4. Communication is Key: ๐Ÿ—ฃ๏ธ Be her spokesperson if she's not up for chatting with the medical team. Understand her wishes, advocate for them, and keep the lines of communication open. You're her voice when she might need a break from talking.


5. Be the Snack Guru: ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿฅค Labour is like an Olympic event, and energy is crucial. Pack a snack stash โ€“ something nutritious and easily accessible. Bonus points for remembering her favourite snacks. Trust us; you'll be a hero.


6. Capture the Moments (If She's Cool With It!): ๐Ÿ“ธ If the vibe is right, capture some of those precious moments. A snapshot of the first time you lock eyes with your little one can be priceless. Of course, check in with your leading lady before you turn into a paparazzo.


7. Postpartum MVP: ๐ŸŒŸ Your job isn't done when the baby arrives โ€“ you're now the Postpartum MVP. Be ready to fetch snacks, offer a listening ear, and handle the nappy changes like a pro. Teamwork makes the dream work, after all.


In a Nutshell: Being a birth partner is like being the co-captain of an epic adventure. But there is SOOOO much more to it than what I could write here. It goes beyond holding hands and driving to the hospital. It's having the knowledge of what to do when, so you can help make your partners birth easier, less painful and a positive experience.


If you want to learn what they don't teach you in other classes join me in one of my Hypnobirthing Classes or even on our Antenatal Class in Auckland TODAY!!


STEP UP BIRTH PARTNERS....Let's get Birth & Baby ready in one of the Antenatal birth classes now, You've got this! ๐Ÿ’‘๐ŸŒˆ #BirthPartner101 #SupportSquad #LabourOfLove


Donna x




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