19 Emotional Photos That Capture Childbirth From a Dad's Point of View

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In the delivery room, most of the attention is on the mother -- her contractions, how dilated she is, when she should push, and so much more. That's as it should be, but it's a life-changing experience for dads too. Often, however, they're just there in the background, with seldom even an inquiry thrown their way as to how they're doing or what they're feeling. So we asked. 


These dads shared pictures they took -- or that were taken of them -- during and immediately after their children's deliveries and a few words about what they were thinking in that moment. From funny to sentimental, every dad's take is different. Take a look.  

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