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8 Ridiculous Things Significant Others Did In The Delivery Room

For 9 months you and your partner do everything to prepare for the big day. Build registries, go to doctor's appointments, host baby showers, and even attend classes, but delivery is a whirlwind. These partners tried their best to handle it well, but their words of encouragement didn't always land with the audience. Moms in the What to Expect community shared the weirdest things their significant others did and said during birth, and the stories are impossible not to laugh at. 

“With my second, my now-husband was with me through delivery, and about an hour after I gave birth to our son he said, ‘Wow, I wasn’t prepared for the smell of afterbirth.’ Um, really? How about ‘you did so amazing, babe!’” — MrsVitt

“Him: ‘We should get another dog — there’s one on Facebook that needs to be re-homed this week. Can we get it?”

 Me: ‘NO. DROP IT.’

 Him- *starts suggesting names*” — threeforme2018

 “Wasn't my significant other but, as a nurse, I’ve heard dads say all kinds of things. My favorite was one who was basically nervous laughing the whole time. Mom was pushing. We told him to look at the baby's head. He had the most appalled face ever, and, of course, the mom was like, ‘what's wrong?’ He goes, “Nothing honey, you look amazing down there." The room got so silent, and it was the most awkward tension ever. Then we all busted out laughing like WTF!” — Priscimed

“While I was pushing with my first, after 36 hours of back labor, my husband patted my arm and said, ‘Don’t worry, you only need to do this until we get a boy.’” — Becsl527

“My husband complained he was tired. He fell asleep. The nurse woke him up when it was time to push. He gets up and pulls out his phone, I assume to call family. All of a sudden, I hear Candy Crush music playing. It’s been 5 years and I STILL get angry when I think about it.” — katedean

With our first, my husband was sitting there while I was laboring after induction and a bag fell out of the closet. He hauled out of the hospital room. He comes back in, and I ask what happened. His response: ‘I thought it was a ghost’ lol.” — shaneswife828

“He thought the mirror and lights that came down from the ceiling were awesome. He told my doctor that he should find a way to lower himself from the ceiling and scream into a microphone: ‘Hey! I’m your doctor! Let’s deliver a baby!!’ He suggested doing this in a lead-singer-of-a-hairband scream, even imitating it. My doctor and him really get along and both laughed way too hard about it. I apparently just gave them both a death stare.” — Hrs1012

“My husband was holding my leg as I'm trying to push our son out. Hubby turns to me and said, ‘How did you get this bruise on your knee?’ I just stared at him and told him, ‘Not the time!’ I'll be laughing about that moment for the rest of my life!” — nyc_gal

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