Most dads are clueless as to what labor and birth will be like, except for what they’ve seen in the movies and on TV shows. TV and movies are definitely not an accurate depiction of labor, so don’t consult them for a reference of any sort.  In real life, the baby doesn’t just pop out instantaneously. Labor is long and tireless, and it is no easy task for most women.

So when labor actually happens in real life, dads usually feel overwhelmed and helpless in figuring out how to best support their wife/partner when she needs them the most. Here are some helpful tips for new dads during labor and delivery.