Being with your partner during her check-ups not only makes her feel supported, but you will also gain valuable knowledge about your child’s growth and development.
Attend classes for expectant dads
Another thing that you can do as a first-time dad would be to attend pregnancy classes. There are both classes for couples, as well as just for first-time dads.
These classes can help provide you with important information, tips, and advice that can help you once your baby is born. If you have any fears or worries, talking to other first-time dads in these classes can help make you feel better, and be more confident of your abilities as a dad.
Be there during labor and delivery
Lastly, as much as possible, be there during your partner’s labor and delivery. Giving birth can be a very difficult process, and you should support your partner as much as you can.
Of course, you also would not want to miss your newborn baby’s first moments! So if possible, try to be there when your partner gives birth.