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Be ready to lend a hand ... literally
A very supportive gesture is being there to hold your wife's hand. The only issue is that she may pretty much pull it off you as those contractions get more and more painful. She may even accidentally dig her nails in. Other than wearing gloves, there's not much to be done. Know that any pain you might feel is not deliberate and it is only your spouse's way of coping with labor. Offer up your pain for her and the baby's well-being.

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