Straight from the department of stupid studies that help no one comes this little dandy.

[]Men who attend the birth of their children could end up feeling like failures and damage any paternal bond they may have, an expert has controversially claimed.

Fathers-to-be may think they will have an intimate and proactive role as their child is born, only to find their sole purpose is to provide passive support for their partner.

This can lead to emotional shutdown for new fathers, according to Dr Jonathan Ives, head of the Centre for Biomedical Ethics at the University of Birmingham.

He said: ‘Having begun the fathering role already feeling a failure may destroy his confidence.

‘It can then be very difficult for him to regain faith in himself once the baby is born and move from that passive state to being a proactive father.

‘He effectively becomes de-skilled as a parent and this can lead to problems bonding with the child.’

Instead, Dr Ives said, men should not worry about attending antenatal classes and wait outside the delivery room.

Lemme ask a question. How can ‘men’ that are so fragile that there little psyche’s can be damaged by witnessing childbirth ever be good fathers?

These are men we are talking about, right? I would say it sounds more like baby has two mommies but that would be an insult to mommies.

Also, why would a man who attends the birth feel like a failure? I mean, after all is said and done, I stood in the birth room five times and assessed the situation. Exhausted wife, newborn life, and lots of medical professionals scrambling around and I thought to myself, “I did this. I did all of this. I rock!”

I guess that is why I am an awesome dad!