I talk a lot about the experience of the birthing person on this podcast, which often means that I don't talk as much about what it feels like to be the supporting partner. In that spirit, someone recently suggested that I share the perspective of dads on the podcast. I thought this was a wonderful idea and I knew exactly who I wanted the first guest dad to be.
In this special episode my husband Falcon is joining me to talk about his feelings and experiences during my pregnancies and births.
Our daughters are now 12 and 10, so it was really interesting to look back on what it was like to become parents and hear what things felt like from Falcon's perspective. I even learned a couple things in this episode that I never knew, which just goes to show you how valuable having this conversation with your supporting partner can be.
Falcon and I mostly focused on my first pregnancy and birth, what it was like navigating the NICU, and why things can feel so much more stressful when you are a first-time parent. We also talk about hanging on to the more joyful parts of the early, boring days of parenting and how we learned to be parents side-by-side. This was a really wonderful conversation and I'm so glad to have had Falcon on. I look forward to spotlighting more supporting partners' stories on the podcast!
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