Prince Charles Was In The Delivery Room Managing Partner Birth With Diana. But He Was Not The Only Royal Dad Present During The Labour
It is not a secret that members of the royal family should follow certain rules. According to the protocol for childbirth, fathers of the royal babies are not allowed in the delivery room.
Nevertheless, not all royals follow this rule, and Prince William is one of them.
Prince William and partner childbirth
He was present during the birth of all his three children because he wanted to be a part of this beautiful moment.
Also, he wanted to support his wife, Kate Middleton, and show that he is always there to support. It seems such intimate moments really made their relationship even stronger.
Prince Charles in the delivery room
But Prince William was not the first royal, who was present in the delivery room. He was following his father’s footsteps, as Prince Charles was also in the delivery room managing partner birth with Diana.
According to the book Diana. Failed Fairy Tale, written by the Russian author Dmitrij Medvedev, Prince Charles spent sixteen hours in the hospital, together with Princess Diana.
Later, he wrote a letter to Patricia Mountbatten, stating that he could not even imagine that the birth of a baby could have such an enormous impact on his life. He was very grateful for the opportunity to be present during that wonderful and touching moment.
Role of the birth partner during the labour
More and more men decide to be present during the birth of a child. The father’s presence can be really helpful and provide a positive energy during labor. Nevertheless, they should prepare in advance, as both a woman and a man have different roles, and it is very important that they both understand how labor works.
According to the Baby Centre website, there are a lot of things a partner should do during the childbirth:
- emotional support. The partner can encourage and comfort you by holding, keeping eye contact etc;
- physical support. It includes breathing, relaxation techniques and massage;
- information. For example, the partner can remind you of something you learned at parenting classes;
- advocacy. Your partner could ask for help when you need it, or speak up for you.
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Prince Charles and Prince William proved to be loving and caring fathers, who want to become a part of the touching moment. Do you think a partner should be present in the delivery room?
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