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'One in 20 fathers' avoids being present for child's birth

One in five fathers avoids being in the delivery room when their baby is born, according to a new poll of around 500 parents.

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'One in 20 fathers' avoids being present for child's birth

One in five fathers avoids being in the delivery room when their baby is born, according to a new poll of around 500 parents.

The vast majority of fathers now attend their child's birth. Credit: Daniel Karmann/DPA/Press Association Images

However the British Pregnancy Advisory Service (Bpas) said the number of fathers who help their parters through labour had risen "dramatically" since the 1960s.

In 1960, only one in ten fathers was in the delivery room, compared to 95% today..

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