A small gesture can make a big difference for someone in labor.
Sometimes the internet can be a terrible place. But sometimes it can really bring out the best in us.
An expectant father recently reached out to the masses on social media for help as he and his partner prepare for the birth of their child.
“What is one thing your partner did, said or brought to the hospital that really helped you through your labour? Dave Whiteside, a research consultant in Ontario, Canada, wrote on Twitter.
He added that he is an “expecting father who hopes to support his wife in the best way possible”, who is ready to take notes.
Among all the well wishes for their imminent arrival, the replies to her tweet ranged from super practical (bring some snacks!) to the importance of standing up for birth partners when they’re struggling to stand up for themselves.
Whether you’re a potential birth partner — or you’re about to give birth and want to send your partner some advice — here are some of the best tips we gleaned from the tweet.