In most cases, involving your partner in your pregnancy, labor, and delivery will make the experience more fulfilling for both of you. Begin by attending the appointments with your doctor or midwife together, so both of you can ask questions and share concerns. Discussing a birth plan will help clearly define your roles so you can better support each other, and attending childbirth classes together will help you both learn what to expect during pregnancy, labor, and delivery.
Many of the birthing facilities available to you welcome your partner's participation, which allows you both to start bonding with your baby right away.
Pregnancy and becoming new parents can strain a relationship. Pay attention to your partner's feelings, which can range from anxiety during the pregnancy to feeling left out after the birth. Keep the lines of communication open during this time, and share your feelings along the way. Also, be sure to set aside plenty of time to do something special together so that you can continue to nurture your own relationship.