Having a baby can take a really long time. Sometimes moms have no idea how long it could take, and dads certainly need to be warned. Some moms spend days in the early labor stage, and even after they are admitted to the hospital, it might be a day or
two until the baby finally arrives.
Although some labors go faster than others, dads need to be prepared for a marathon. They definitely need to pace themselves because they will be needed for the long haul. Some moms might let their partners grab a little nap, but otherwise, it could be a long, grueling event.