Scenario - Labour ward of a teaching hospital
I had just helped bring into the world a healthy baby, and had delivered the placenta. I was repairing the episiotomy when suddenly, I hear a "PLONK" of something dropping on the floor behind me.
"Did you drop the baby???!!!" I yelled at the nurse in panic, in the middle of a stitch.
"No," the nurse replied calmly. "Daddy just fainted" she continued matter of factly (I guess it was a fairly common occurence for the men NOT be able to take the bloodshed, gore & trauma of childbirth).
I had to check Dad for head injuries (fortunately, he was fine) after finishing the repair.
I have always known that men are not as macho as they'd like you to think. Somehow, the sight of the episiotomy & the placenta being delivered are the things that tip them over...