Over at Babble.com, there’s an article about whether or not dads should witness the birth of their kids — as in, watch them come out of their partner’s vagina. The writer begins by saying that she’s anti-her husband watching, but mostly because she has a concern that I imagine many of us share — dropping a deuce mid-labor.

Yes, if you didn’t already know, squeezing out a loaf is a fairly common part of the birthing process. You’re there, you’re pushing, next thing you know, you push out something other than a baby. It happens. But in light of that, and in light of all the other things that happen down below (bloody show, mucus plug, placenta, whathaveyou) would you let your partner (male or female) watch you give birth?

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