The pending arrival of a baby is a wonderful time! It
doesn’t matter what the circumstances, when a new baby
comes into the world, it is a true miracle. As is expected,
much of the focus in the delivery room is on the woman.
After all, she is the one who is enduring the pain of
childbirth. What many people don’t consider is that the men
in the delivery room have their own issues as well.
Years ago, men weren’t allowed in the delivery room.
Guys were relegated to the waiting room, left to pace a hole
in the floor as they waited for their offspring to be born.
Today, however, there has been an enormous shift in
tradition, with 90 per cent of dads now taking a hands-on
approach in the birthing process.
The journey begins not only with conception but with
choosing the nursery furniture, picking out names, and
taking Lamaze classes. Even with the best of training, guys
may still feel out of place when attending the birth of a child.
With the advent of birthing rooms taking the place of the
sterile operating room, grandparents, uncles, friends, and
even siblings are invited into the birth experience.