Monday, April 21, 2008
It takes two to make a baby sure... but does it take two in the actual delivery room?
At least one obstetrician in particular thinks that men should stay at home while their wives push their newborns into the world.
And while some may say it's because of the unnecessary stress that men may bring with them into the delivery room, others argue that once a man sees his wife as a blubbering, pain-stricken conduit for human life, he'll no longer consider her sexy.
Few deny how important an ounce of mystery is to a fulfilling sex life, that there are certain things we should keep private in order to assure that lust remains a part of our relationships...
But is childbirth one of these things? Is it fair for a woman to go it alone in order to preserve her husband's bedroom bliss?
I can't imagine a woman being all too concerned with her sex life in the moments, days, or even months after delivery. Her time will be spent without sleep, without time for primping, and all her energies should be encouraging her swift recovery...
So is it fair, that her husband remain absent during the "hardest of times" in order to ensure that he still finds her anatomy a mystery? Should a woman really be expected to edit the unflattering from her life in order to appease her man's "needs?"
I just wonder if the bigger risk for a new mother would be to endure the delivery alone...
Or to risk having two babies to deal with postpartum.