I was. I was there for all of our children's births. To prospective fathers... Know what your role will be. Are you coach? Are you just support? You need to know that BEFORE you go to the hospital, and then you need to be able to adapt, because events during the birth process can be utterly unlike your rehearsal, and you're going to need to fit in or maybe even stay out of the way. This even will NOT be about you, no matter what, don't try to make it that.