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Dad vs. Nurse: Advocacy in the Labor Room (part two)

 If you haven’t already, please read DAD VS NURSE: Advocacy in the labor room, Part 1In part 1 of this blog, I discussed factors that influence the relationship between a partner (especially a male partner) and a labor nurse. I also discussed why some approaches and gender dynamics can create a defensive and adversarial relationship between dad and nurse when a dad is attempting to…
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Dad vs. Nurse: Advocacy in the Labor Room (part one)

a guest post by Melissa DuBois~~~Jeanette Mesite Frem, owner/director and executive momma of Babies in Common (BinC) recently posed a question to a group of current and former labor & delivery nurse friends (me included). The question was: How can partners (especially male partners) best interact with a labor nurse when advocating for the laboring mother’s birth plan without causing…
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