When the big day arrives and all signs point to early stages of labor, it might seem like there's not much for a dad to help with. Contractions are still fairly far apart and lack intensity. Mom may appear to be going about things as she would normally. As with any stage of labor, there's plenty you can do to help in this stage by providing service to a laboring mom. Be sure to be helpful and not annoying in your approach to helping with early labor, but in talking to several birth professionals, here are some of the top recommended early labor tips for dads.