Advice for Labor Partners: What to Do After the Baby Is Born

Your bundle of joy is here! But your job is not over yet.

Now it’s important that you:

  • Help the new mom relax. She may still benefit from back rubs, and she’ll still be feeling some pain.
  • Ask her what she’d like to do next -- start calling people or just sleep?
  • Enjoy the moment! Except for feeding and loving your baby, this is a time to rest. There’s plenty of time later to think about the last 18 hours and the next 18 years.

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