My mom is giving me this joke gift - a pregnany book from the 30s and 40s. She read me one line: "After you have been home from the hospital for two weeks, ask your doctor if it is okay to get out of bed."
There was also something else about how when your baby is 3 months old, it's OK to pick him up every now and then.
Younger than that, they say to leave him in his room alone all day!
On a mainstream poll answered by thousands, 10% of fathers said they did not attend their children's births. 5% said they didn't want to be there and the other half said they couldn't because of work.
Also, 2% of women said they didn't want their dh's there.