It’s not always the mother, but also fathers that go through a mix of emotions such as anxiety, concern, and worry as their wives go into the delivery room.
The much awaited moment arrives, and the way they react to the arrival of their babies is priceless. Some show an incredible amount of support and care as they are allowed in to be by the partner’s side. These pictures tell you the fathers’ stories.
This dad was angry and sad that his wife had gone through 20-plus hours of excruciating induced labor without anesthesia because the only anesthesiologist on call was tied up in a long surgery. There was also a complication of placing an epidural because that resulted in leaking her spinal fluid. The couple had three pregnancy losses before this, and it made him wonder the ordeals his wife had to go through. But this time, the man wanted them to win!
The mother of this father waiting outside the OR doors with the photographer when she saw her son walk out with the newborn in his hands. He had tears streaming down his face as he kept repeating, “She’s perfect! She’s just so perfect, Mom!”
This was the couple’s sixth child, so the father is aware of cutting the cord. However, he is still seeking guidance from the midwife. All their other children (sons) were there as they watched their little sister arrive. It was truly a family moment.
This couple had waited for several years for a baby. Eventually, it happened, and the father has happy tears. As his sister waited outside the OR, she could hear him cry from in there. And when they saw him a moment later, they found him in tears of joy.