How to hold it together during your first visit to the OB/GYN
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Ok, so how many of us have actually visited the inside of a gynae’s office, let alone know what it is they actually do, before that first visit that confirms you really are about to become a father?
Yup, we all know how weird, awkward and frankly overwhelming that first visit to the gynae is. First you have to get over (and be mature about) the fact that there is an industrial-sized tub of KY Jelly staring you in the face; that your partner is removing her clothes right here, right now; that a complete stranger (to you anyway) has his – or her – hand hovering dangerously close to your partner’s erogenous zones; and don’t even mention the fact that everyone in the room knows that, yes people, you had sex with this woman (more than once).
And even if you do somehow manage to hold it together without cracking an inappropriate joke, you still have to get to grips with the fact that you are about to see – well, sort of – your child for the first time. So before you do that fist pump, faint or hand the gynae a beer; consummate daddy-blogger and father, Andy Shaw, says it like it is: how to be the first-time Dad at your first ultrasound appointment.
What has your experience been like? Let us know in the comments below.