The days when dad sat in the waiting room chewing his nails while the baby was born are over. As a great dad, you should be in the room watching the miracle of birth even if you are not very comfortable with the idea. During labor, your spouse will need your support both literally and emotionally. And it doesn’t matter how squeamish you think you are about blood. If you miss it, you will always regret it.
These are some ways to allay your fears and prepare to participate in the birth of your baby:
At the end of it however, if you are still not up to it, that’s okay. Go along to the hospital, and wait outside the delivery room. But, at the earliest opportunity, go in and congratulate your partner, and hold your baby in your arms.