What to Expect on the Day Of Birth and the Days and Weeks Beyond
November 3, 2011 9:40 PM Subscribe
My wife is due to give birth in the next three weeks or so. I'm interested to hear the experiences of other men about the day their wife or parter gave birth and also what the first few days and weeks thereafter were like.
posted by Effigy2000 to human relations (35 answers total) 42 users marked this as a favorite
I'd be very keen to hear what other men experienced on the day their wife, girlfriend or partner gave birth. What can I expect to happen on the day? What may happen that I might not have anticipated? What are some good survival tips? I'll most likely be in the room with my wife when it happens.
I'd also be interested to hear about what life was like for you in the days (and weeks) immediately following the birth, including things like what did you do, need to do? What handy tips or anecdotal advice can you give me to be more useful than useless, and to prevent me from breaking down into a quivering heap as I expect may happen.
And finally, when did your life start to return to something resembling normality? Yeah, it'll never be the same again, but when did you feel that your life had been less upended and was something more akin to 'normal'?