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Husband assisting wife hours after childbirth shows that they are 'partners in everything'

Wife says husband has 'grown so much' since they welcomed their first child in 2012.

Husband assisting wife hours after childbirth shows that they are 'partners in everything'
Cover Image Source: Instagram | @theashwayoflife

The support of fathers after childbirth is crucial for the well-being of both the mother and the newborn. As the mother deals with post-partum care and changes in her body, a father's support through this process can prove to be pivotal. Sambia Henry's husband is a beautiful example of how all new fathers should treat their wives after childbirth.

The Florida mom shared a video on Instagram where she can be seen sitting on a toilet just hours after giving birth at her home in Jacksonville. Antwan, Samvia's husband, is seen assisting her into a pair of disposable mesh underwear before assisting with the placement of a perineal ice pack.

Image Source: Instagram | @theashwayoflife
Image Source: Instagram | @theashwayoflife

"We’re partners in everything," Samvia told TODAY. She is also a mom of 15-year-old daughter Lisa from a previous relationship. Samvia, 32, and Antwan, 39, are parents to Antwan Jr. 11, Lea, 10, Livie, 7, Austin, 5, Laila, 13 months and Leia, who was born on May 30. Antwan, according to Samvia, has "grown so much" since they welcomed their first child in 2012.

Image Source: Instagram | @theashwayoflife
Image Source: Instagram | @theashwayoflife

When Samvia became pregnant with their third child, she opened up to Antwan about how he could better care for her during the postpartum period. Antwan once admitted to Samvia that he was "clueless." She explained, "He was hands-on with the baby, but he didn’t know how to be hands-on with me. The same thing happened when we had our second. He’s an amazing dad — he was born to be a dad, but I felt like I was alone in the process of navigating the fourth trimester.

"By the time we had baby number 6, he was like, 'I got this! I know exactly what you need,'" Samvia says. "If he sees me struggling in the bathroom, he’ll ask, 'Can I help you?' He always asks for permission."


 
 
 
 
 
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Samvia claims that this time, she and Antwan watched postpartum care videos together. On one occasion, she discovered him researching witch hazel pads, which are known to relieve pain and promote healing. Antwan also understands what Samvia requires during labor. "He was looking up recipes online and putting stuff in the freezer!" she says. "He’s like, 'My wife is 100% in delivering this baby, so I'm going to be 100% in caring for her.' I don’t like to be touched. I need to be spoken to, I need to be told, 'You’re doing an amazing job.' And that’s exactly what he did."


 
 
 
 
 
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Some people perceived this to be sharing a little too much information but at a major level, the responses received were heartwarming. "My epidural didn't wear off for 3 days. My husband carried me to the bathroom and bathed me. If he ain't my husband, I don't want him," shared @tasia270. "This post made me cry. If only I had a fraction of this support right now," commented @1lw____. "Y’all this is giving me butterflies and tears. Cause the realness at this moment is coming through and I’m just thankful for your journey, your family, and for growth!" praised @thekerripaul.

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