Full-time Nurse I was the one who changed my wife’s maternity pads after she gave birth. I was startled and speechless at the sight of the blood. I thought it was coming from her episiotomy. I really felt so bad that my wife had to undergo so much pain. She explained that the bleeding wasn’t from the episiotomy, it was a normal aftermath of the delivery. I hope that other men also witness a similar birthing experience. It gives us a deeper understanding of women, our bodies, and human life. — EDRE CATULIN, MARIKINA CITY, DAD TO RAPHAELLE MARIE ABRIOL
A Helping Hand—Literally! Somewhere in my second trimester, it became physically impossible for me to reach around my ever-increasing body and scratch where it itched. Thank God hubby was there to scratch my back! — MALOU DULCE-BETCO, MAKATI CITY, MOM TO MAITA
My husband helped me put my underpants on when my belly was too big for me to bend over. — NELL NAVARRO-ALMEDA, PASIG CITY, MOM TO MAXINE AND YÑIGO
Lower back pain had always been a problem when I was pregnant. What hubby did for me was massage my lower back every night before going to sleep. It’s good to know that hubby is always there to support me. — LORE PEREZ, QUEZON CITY, MOM TO MARCO AND FRANCINE
Weekly Lunch Date Due to low amniotic fluid, I started bed rest when I was six months pregnant. Seeing that I was alone at home all day with very little to do, my husband would make it a point to take me out to lunch during my weekly doctor’s visits. It was one way of keeping me sane and in touch with the outside world. — NIÑA TERESA HUNG, MANDALUYONG CITY, MOM TO CARLO MIGUEL
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