The dad dilemma

Most Australian men are present and active at the birth of their children. But not everyone believes this is a good thing, writes Thea O'Connor.

The birth of Prince George to Kate Middleton made history in Britain. William was reportedly the first royal father to be at his wife's side during labour. This makes the royals about 40 years behind Australia and the rest of the developing world, where more than 90 per cent of births are attended by men, says Professor Hannah Dahlen, the national spokeswoman for the Australian College of Midwives.

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