Make maternity wards father-friendly

Maternity ward

My presence came out as a nuisance to other mothers who did not know me.

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What you need to know:

  • Whereas I was welcome company for my wife and a helping hand to the medical staff, my presence came out as a nuisance to other mothers who did not know me.
  • As far as they were concerned, I was a stranger, and sharing that intimate space made them uncomfortable.

I spent the first night in the maternity ward the day Brenda gave birth to our son, as narrated in my earlier article; Night in the Delivery Room. It is a life-changing experience, something I have been prevailing upon more men to embrace and be beside the fairer sex at this critical hour.

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