Soundtracked to TLC’s “No Scrubs,” Nurse Carly gives a list of do’s and don’ts as she acts out each scenario.
One don’t: sleeping while mom-to-be is in labor. Another is eating in front of her or asking how much longer labor will take.
And while it may seem as if you’re helping by asking what you should do, Nurse Carly says that’s a don’t too.
“She doesn’t know either,” the nurse said in a caption.
But there are some things expectant dads can do.
Offering ice chips, lip balm and mints get the green light from Nurse Carly. Suggesting a new position for mom every 30 minutes is another good idea. The nurse suggests dads lookup labor positions online.
Encouragement and a plan for a post-birth meal while mom is in recovery are also suggested.
In the comments, Nurse Carly’s followers shared their own labor and delivery experiences.
“My husband was so amazing! I was the one that asked I’m to take a nap while I was in labor because he was tending to me every time I had a contraction,” one TikTok user said.
Another TikTok user commented, “He sat next to me and (massaged) my back and feet and napped when I did. He was very supportive for me. It was nice.”