A Husband’s Guide to Child Birth
Remember the 1989 comedy, “Look Who’s talking?” It will probably never be called one of the greatest movies of all time, but there is no denying the comedy in Bruce Willis’s voice as the mental “voice” of a newborn baby. Just after Willis’s character is born, his mother (Mollie) and the cabby who got her to the hospital (James) have the following conversation:
James: You don't look so hot.
Mollie: Why don't you try squeezing something the size of a watermelon out of an opening the size of a lemon and see how hot YOU look?
James: Ouch! Guess I'd better call my mother more often!
Why doesn’t everyone reading this take a moment to call and thank their mothers? (I’ll be right here when you get back.) Honestly, we have a lot to be thankful for to those women willing to birth children. This is not a simple task.
As with anything in life, a friend and support can be a great help in a successful child birth. As a man never having experienced anything quite like pregnancy or child birth, it is important to remember the following two things.