They have movies about the birth experience, maybe watching something first hand rather than reading a pamphlet will get him into it a bit more. For my DH, he didn't have much interest in the books either, but at the class he got more into things. He's just not a big reader, and I think the whole nine months everything was very real for me, since this child was in my body after all, but it was a more abstract idea to my DH. It's definitely important to have a birth plan, and at least to have him know what you want in case you are too busy laboring to communicate clearly with the staff, and also to know what has to be done once the baby comes. I was confined to bed for 24 hours after delivery, so my DH changed every diaper and burped the baby for that entire time. He also learned by doing. Can you schedule a hospital tour for a time he is off work, that can at least give him some ideas of what will happen. Good luck Mama!
at 12:36 PM on Dec. 16, 2010