Thursday, October 3, 2013

Until Recently it Was Illegal for Fathers to be in Delivery Room With Baby's Mother During Childbirth

It was illegal in most states as late as 1960 for a father to be present in the delivery room to support his wife/girlfriend and see his child born. The following articles are from several city newspapers from the time period 1960-1979 reporting on the issue. In one of the reports a father chains himself to his wife to prevent himself from being removed from the room and in another a couple has to leave the state of Florida just so the father can be present at the child's birth.

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