ANSWER: “A lot of dads are really hesitant to allow someone else into the birth space. I always like to refer to Dads as ‘fix its’ and dad’s like to be able to take care of their partner and fix everything that’s wrong and one thing that I liked to remind dads, especially first time dads, is you can’t fix this. And it’s really hard to watch someone that you love with everything in you go through something really difficult that you can’t fix. Sometimes you just need someone to remind you that it’s okay. It doesn’t need to be fixed. Everything that’s happening is supposed to happen and your doing exactly what you need to be doing, and that’s really the benefit of having someone else in that space with you because it can feel very overwhelming and scary when you’re watching someone moan and sometimes cry and say, ‘I can’t do this anymore.’ Having that reassurance is incredibly valuable.”