The experience for partners
Partners of women giving birth can find it an intense experience too. It can make you feel more attached to your partner and baby, but it can be difficult seeing your partner in pain and feeling helpless to stop it.
Here are some examples of common reactions by partners.
“Anxious and exhausting – I would not have missed it for the world.”
“It was hard seeing my partner in pain, but I’m glad I could be there to support her.”
“I felt helpless and a little guilty that she had to go through this.”
“When I cut the cord, I felt so closely connected to my partner and daughter.”