No, He Didn't Deliver Our Babies
The most common question I answer is, "Did your husband deliver your children?" The answer is no, and the question never ceases to amaze me. I'm willing to bet that few OB-GYNs actually deliver their own kids. It's considered somewhat unethical, as emotions and medical decisions don't mix very well. My poor husband was so anxious that I nearly threw him out of the labor and delivery room. Did I really just feel sorry for HIM?! It seemed wrong that I was using my breathing techniques to distract myself from his pacing, nail biting, and anemic complexion, rather than my own pain. IT'S ALL ABOUT ME, people. At least when I'm in labor. In spite of his medical knowledge, or perhaps because he knew what could go wrong, my husband's emotions were exploding. He was going to be a dad for the first time and he was a mess. He certainly wasn't delivering MY baby in that condition.