Anna, who is a labor nurse, has witnessed the other side of the coin, with fathers complaining about being bored, tired, or completely missing the birth of their child.
Anna shares her stories regularly in a series TikToks Surprising things are said and done by baby daddies.
In the videos, Anna dances around a delivery room, listing the shocking comments dads make while their partners labor.
“Time to get back to the gym,” one dad joked when the placenta wasn’t even delivered yet.
“I don’t want her to get an epidural,” said one dad while another asked the nurse, “Do you think she’s being dramatic?”
“When can we have sex again?”, “Can they throw in an extra stitch for me,” and “I wish she would make that noise for me,” were some revolting, sexual comments dads had made.
Dads also complained about being “so tired”, bored, and played Xbox and napped while their partners were pushing.
Anna has delivered many babies without her father.
One dad said he didn’t like hospital food and went out to get himself a bite. “I had a patient and I thought she was going to go fast,” Anna said.
“I told [the dad] I had a feeling, but he told me he didn’t like hospital and he went to get fast food. He missed the birth of his child.”
Another dad’s phone was on silent. “His wife was gracious enough to let him stay home while she labored a little while, but he put his phone on silent because he wanted to get a good nap in.”
One dad left the birth and said he would be back “really quick”. Why did he leave? To draft fantasy football.
Another one left to feed the outside cat.
But it wasn’t all bad. It wasn’t all bad. laboring partners too.
“I wish I could take the pain away from you,” said one dad, while another reassured his partner, “I’m here. I won’t leave you.”
Another dad was in awe of his partner and told her, “You are amazing, beautiful and strong.”
Ollowers were furious and her posts attracted thousands of furious comments.
“If my future hubby says, ‘I’m bored’ while I’m in labor, I’m making him deliver the baby instead of me,” one woman said.
“I’m so glad my husband knew to just keep his mouth shut because he would have been cussed out,” said another.
Some people shared their stories.
“My brother said, ‘Calm down’ to my sister-in-law,” said one person.
Another inquired about her sister in law’s response. “She said nothing, she just held my brother’s hair while delivering the baby, the WHOLE time.”
“After my sister had her baby, we drove five hours to see her and her husband said, ‘That was the scariest thing I’ve ever seen in my life’,” shared one woman.