Childrearing

25 Powerful Photos of Dads in the Delivery Room

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Sometimes, all she needs is to know you’re there.

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Just the pressure of dad’s hands on her back can help. Mama is doing the most in labor and delivery. OK, let’s be honest: mama has been doing the most for the last 40 weeks! But that doesn’t mean that dad doesn’t play a huge role in what’s going on. Sometimes, the best thing a dad can do in the delivery room is just place a gentle, supportive hand on mom while she’s in the midst of a contraction or catching her breath. There’s something about the warmth of that hand that can have such a calming effect. It might not seem like much, but this is something that dads do well.

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