Will Your Partner Witness the Birth?

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Registered: 07-05-2005
Will Your Partner Witness the Birth?
Fri, 09-27-2013 - 9:18am

Simon Cowell recently admitted to Ryan Seacrest that he does not want to witness the birth of his child.  How does your husband/partner feel about this topic?  Does he want to be in the room? Witness the birth?

Do Men Want to See Their Kids Born?- http://www.today.com/video/today/53102556#53102556

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Registered: 09-05-2013
Thu, 10-17-2013 - 12:40pm
My hubby doesn't have a choice. Hahahaha! I mean, he doesn't have to be down in the trenches, but I'd want him at least up by my head holding my hand. He's my labor coach too, and he's great, so I don't think it'll be an issue.
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Registered: 04-18-2003
Sat, 10-26-2013 - 12:02pm

I think it should be up to each man. If he's uncomfortable, that should be respected. I feel sorry for men who get peer pressured into being at the birth. Also, for a hospital birth it is especially important to have a coach who genuinely wants to be there, not someone going through the motions who would sooner be elsewhere.