1. Be a “gopher.” Encourage your wife to rest in whatever nest she hasprepared while you serve her food and drink.
2. Offer massages and back rubs and whatever physical and emotional support she requests.
3. Be brave. This is a stressful time, but you will be so thrilled when you hold your very own son or daughter. This little person and his mom will be very dependent on your steady, calm, supportive presence in the weeks and months to come.