Birth used to be an occasion exclusively for women, but today over 90 percent of dads are present when their child is born. This article also appears on www.bbc.co.uk/parenting/having_a_baby
In the 'permissive' 1960s the entry of men into the delivery suite was not smooth.
"...there is a place for you at the birth..."
A dad in Chicago, USA, whose partner wanted him to attend the birth of their baby rather than wait in the hospital corridor, handcuffed himself to his wife's delivery trolley so that hospital staff could not remove him from the delivery room!
But now it's expected that dads will be present at the birth. Initially it was birthing mums who wanted their partners with them, though now more and more men want to be part of the experience.
Many mums and dads say that the births of their children were among the most momentous times in their lives. Bear this in mind when discussing with your partner how involved you want to be.
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