Should Men accompany Their Wives to the delivery Room?

@danoluma (817)
Kenya
May 3, 2008 4:14am CST
Hi all I came across a debate where some argued that men should accompany their wives to the delivery room as these encourages the woman during painful labor pains and it also bonds the relationship while others thought it disrupts the womans concentration. What do you think of it?
10 responses
• Philippines
4 May 08
they should. more than anyone, she needs her husband beside her. And wouldnt that be nice to have that very 1st glimpse of your baby and see that cute creature come out into the world?
@chas1808 (20)
• United States
3 May 08
i think men should go into the delivery room it is an experience i dont think they should miss.
@kezabelle (2986)
3 May 08
My partner definaltey didnt disrupt my concentration, infatc to be honest I wasnt full aware that he was there but I know I gained a lot of strength from having him there holding me up especially as it was so fast and intense I couldnt have done it alone. I wanted him there to greet his babies it felt important not just to me but him aswell he wanted to be there to support me and it sounds daft but I know how hard he found it ok so i was the one in all that pain but he had to watch the person he loved going through so much pain knowing hehad helped put me there its hard for them too and i think its important they go through that and to see their children being born
3 May 08
I think men should accompy the women to the delivery room especially if they are in a relationship together. Not only is it a unique moment but its very special for both parents to be there at birth of their child. I would hope that my boyfriend would be there with me and to encourage me, supporting me and telling me that he loves me and that Im special to him. If he felt uneasy about being there in the room then I would let him stand outside but as long as I know he is there for me thats all that matters!!
@mark17779 (667)
3 May 08
When my partner had our 2 children I was at the birth. I did not need to be asked/told. I wanted to be there to help her through the difficult time's as best as I could and to also see my children being brought in to this world. A contributing factor was also curiosity, I had seen child birth on film but never in real life.
• China
3 May 08
I think men should accompany their wives to the delivery room,as she will feel that he loves her and will not feel that frightened and alone,and your love will give her the strength,and in other words it is very content to hear you baby's first cry,isn't it?
@angemac23 (2007)
• Canada
3 May 08
Yes, men should definately, always accompany their wife's to the delivery room!
@ahna09 (106)
• Philippines
3 May 08
well, i think that men should really accompany their wives to the delivery room... because in some way it can ease the wife's pain and it also shows support, love, care not only to the wife but also to the child..
@dpk262006 (41806)
• Delhi, India
3 May 08
The idea per se is not bad. However, the same is not practised in our country. In India, men are not allowed to enter into delivery rooms. I think, there should be some arrangement, so that men could see how painful and tricky is a normal delivery for woman. I agree that presence of husband does give some kind of inner strength to the wife to bear the labour pains. Are you married?
@anujain75 (1003)
• India
3 May 08
I think men must accompained their partner during labour in delivery room.When I was pregnant I told my husband you should be with me during my delivery.I had a sci'rean so my husband couldn't accompained me. What I feel if husband accompained his wife during labor she was emotionally boosted up and feeling of pain will be reduced.