My partner is really frightened about giving birth. What can I do to help her?

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It is great that you recognise how your partner feels, and the most important thing you can do is be there to listen to her, and to reassure her.

It may be very helpful to do some antenatal classes which are specifically designed to support her to feel more calm and confident about birth. Antenatal classes: what are they?

If you plan to be at the birth, make sure know what will be happening and how you can help – the more confident you are in knowing how to support her, this will help ease her anxiety. what do I do when she goes into labour?

Make sure you both talk about the birth and write a birth plan, which may give her a better sense of control and understanding about what will happen Birth plans, what are they?

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