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 🙂