It can help to feel organised and to have practical tips on how to cope during a new pregnancy after loss. Here are some tips for you as a partner…
- Ask and prepare! Sit down with your partner and prepare questions to ask healthcare staff. If you can’t attend antenatal appointments in person, ask to be present by phone or video. Ask about procedures, pain relief, policies etc and arm yourself with the knowledge to help you feel confident.
- Think about your baby – give yourself nice things to think about during the pregnancy. What will they look like? What team might they support? Allow yourself time to think positively and enjoy the journey. Consider how to create memories with your baby.
- Sit with your partner and prepare a birth plan together. Consider how you might deal with unexpected situations during labour. Think about what to pack for your hospital bag. We have a birth plan prompt template available here for you to explore with your partner.