Yes I know its a girl starting this thread. I have been reading through another thread where the girls are discussing an article written by a prominent Obstetrician. He says that maybe its not such a good thing that men are present at the birth of thier children. That it can disrupt the mothers hormones thereby prolonging labour. That it can damage the relationship between the parents and that men cant cope with the trauma of seeing their loved one go through all that.
Its been quite an interesting discussion between the ladies but I really would love to know the guys point of view on this. Is the expectation that men will be there when thier partners give birth putting too much pressure on the men? Or is it only fair that a man stands beside his partner through all this? I would love to know as I am about to have my first baby and would love my partner to be there but not if he is going to be really uncomfortable with it. I dont want to pressure him or make him feel like its his duty.
Plus, I am just really curious as to what you dads (or dads to be) have to say on the issue.