So my wife's bout ta pop yo. She will soon be bearing the fruit of my loins! (everybody just exited the thread... lol) Ok so here's the serious question. We haven't taken a birthing class yet. We are both first time parents. Our class is scheduled for the 5th (due date Nov. 15th) but something's tellin me it's gonna be sooner than that. So what exactly is the role of the father... Or what is the role you played, and how would you do it again, in that room while your wife is giving birth? From what I gather it might be 12 to 24 hours after we get there that she's actually delivering the baby. So I know to bring plenty of magazines, etc. We will have my wife's mom there who has had 5 children. I was thinking of leaning on her some, or should it be me telling her to breathe etc.? My wife wants me to take pictures. Is that even possible to be toting around a camera while helping her? Just give me some tips man... Things that you did that were good, things that weren't... If you don't feel like posting it here, go ahead and navigate through ShaunLMason's maze to find the PM link, and PM me.