Fathers may attend the birth of their child because they feel they should be there, not because they want to be there. Photo: Alamy Fathers may attend the birth of their child because they feel they should be there, not because they want to be there. Photo: Alamy
Fathers may attend the birth of their child because they feel they should be there, not because they want to be there. Photo: Alamy
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Should dads be in the delivery room? We look at the pros and cons

Many men say seeing their partner give birth is one of the most momentous events in their life, but doctors say the father’s presence is not always helpful; some feel out of their depth, but others provide positive energy during labour

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Fathers may attend the birth of their child because they feel they should be there, not because they want to be there. Photo: Alamy Fathers may attend the birth of their child because they feel they should be there, not because they want to be there. Photo: Alamy
Fathers may attend the birth of their child because they feel they should be there, not because they want to be there. Photo: Alamy
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