This Father’s Day, Remembering A Time When Dads Weren’t Welcome In Delivery Rooms

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Until the 1970s, most U.S. hospitals did not allow fathers into the delivery room for the birth of a child, or children.

For many fathers, the birth of a child is a hugely emotional moment. But not that long ago, few fathers were allowed to participate in the process.

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