Information for partners
If your partner or loved one is pregnant, there are many things that you can do to support them, as well as yourself during this special time. If there is anything additional we can do during your appointments, the birth and once the baby is born, to make your feel more included, please let us know.
Tommy’s website has a range of useful information such as:
- Planning a pregnancy and what to consider
- Your partner’s pregnancy and how you can get involved in pregnancy
- Becoming a parent – how to care for your baby, your role as a parent and your relationships
- Emotional support for you and your partner.
You can access the website here: Tommy's
Parent and antenatal classes
The more you know about labour and birth, the more you’ll be able to help during labour and birth. Attending parent and antenatal classes are a really good way for you and your partner/ supporter to receive guidance during pregnancy. You will then be better able to make informed decisions about your labour and birth preferences.
Supporting during labour and birth
There are many practical things you can do to help your partner or loved one who is giving birth.
The most important thing you can do is just being there with the person who is giving birth.
Talk each other about the type of birth your partner would like and the things that they prefer not to do or happen so you can help support their decisions. It can help to go through your birth plan together.
You can find out more information about how you can help as a birth partner here: Support during labour and birth