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Don’t Just Stand There

Don’t Just Stand There ( Elissa Stein and Jon Lichtenstein ) was sent over to me by my upside down sister, at times, a slightly tongue in cheek look at pregnancy and childbirth, written for the soon to be Father.

Its described as a book on how to be helpful, clued-in, supportive, engaged, meaningful and relevant in the delivery room.

Its full of good suggestions about what to do and what not to do.

With the sensible and instructive information a few more comic or different views on things are dotted through out the book making for a very useful and interesting read.

Some of my favourite don’ts for the delivery room are:

  • You may have had a really long, hard day, but let her have the bed
  • Don’t flirt with the nurses
  • Don’t take inappropriate photos – you’re not making a documentary for the National Geographic Channel.  Anything you shoot should have a PG rating
  • Don’t ask a Doctor to get you a coffee
  • Don’t tell her that you have heard it doesn’t have to hurt

It also has some great ideas for things to take with us to hospital ( funnily enough, camping equipment wasn’t mentioned ! ) and I have hidden a few of the suggestions away in the hospital bag already.

Thanks Sis 🙂

2 Comments

  1. caroline

    I CAN ALSO PERSONALLY RECOMMEND NOT SAYING:-

    “WHAT DIFFERENCE WILL 15 MINUTES MAKE?” (15 minutes before Miranda arrived in the car park)

    AND “NOW YOU REALLY MUST MAKE AN EFFORT” after 12 hours of labour with Lewis.

    THESE ARE BUT TWO THINGS I AM UNLIKELY TO FORGIVE OR FORGET FROM JON.

    HOPE ALL GOES WELL!

    Love caroline

  2. 🙂 That JB, he loves to live on the edge! I will try my very best not to put my foot in it !!!

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