Of course, me being me, I rushed myself into resuming normal activities. It’s hard not to when you have three children and a household relying on you, but I learned my lesson.

Every mother is different, every baby is different and every labor is different. This time around my pain brought me to the point where I was actually begging for an epidural, something that I didn’t get with either of my other boys. My experience was a little here and there.

Pregnancy is a beautiful thing, but try telling that to a woman who can no longer see her toes or fit into anything that she owns. Obviously every lady is different and therefore her pregnancy will be too, but this is a general list of safety tips for the man trying to handle his pregnant and/or postpartum partner.