|"Marriage is like a coffin. And each kid is
another nail." This quote is out too?
This one, again. Let me get this out of the way ladies. Men know child birth is incredibly tough. We GET IT (now I get to use the capital letters). If your man is whining about his pain while you're giving birth, well, his embarrassment is your embarrassment. He is after all, your man.
"Tip #2: Steer clear of quoting movies"
Well, this one might bear mentioning. I know plenty of guys who, if deprived of the ability to quote movies, would cease all communication. That said, the delivery room is probably not the time to suggest that, "It's so damn hot! Milk was a bad choice."
So, I'll concede this is a good tip. Knocking sterile equipment on the floor and tripping over chords (including those leading to my wife) are distinct possibilities for me amidst the chaos of a delivery room.
Two anecdotes mentioned in the article (a man likening the placenta to an alien from the movies and another man remarking at how much water his wife expelled) are actually believable.
I'm sure witnessing the birthing process causes some guys to leave tact and self awareness a mile behind them.
That said, I'm sure I'll be fine. All of this. Nine months of anticipation reaching this crescendo. Seeing my wife go through birthing. Meeting my son. All of it.
I am also sure that every other guy who made an ass of himself in the delivery room thought the same thing.