WATCH the moment an apparently calm father-to-be suddenly keeled over in the delivery room while supporting his girlfriend through labour.

Ben, 29, fainted while watching his partner Amy, 23, push in the maternity ward at Birmingham Women’s Hospital.

The couple appear in the new series of One Born Every Minute, shares Daily Mail.

Ben – who reveals on the show how he experienced sympathy pains throughout Amy’s pregnancy and gained more than a stone in weight due to ‘craving’ biscuits and cake – initially appears calm as he helped to administer pain relief to his partner in the delivery room.

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But watching her strain while in the grip of a contraction becomes too much for the father-to-be, who dramatically collapses to the floor without warning, prompting Amy to break off from her controlled breathing to cry: ‘He’s passed out!’

As a struggling Amy, teeth gritted, tells the midwife ‘I can’t do it,’ her partner suddenly slides to the floor with a thud.

Nawww poor dad. How did your partner cope watching you in labour?

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  • This happened to my brother in law who was so overcome with his firstborn that he passed out. And with the second baby too. For the third, my sister asked him to stay outside as she couldn’t concentrate on pushing out a baby and worrying about him!!


  • Oh what a sweet man, he must love her so much to be feeling her pain and all her symptoms. My hubby was fine because I have a high pain threshold so we just chatted through the easy parts and I just got all quiet when the pain got bad.


  • This is just a little funny! My husband was my rock, my calm, my Director and totally supportive through the process. He has a high pain threshold, but understands my lack of one. I passed out after giving birth and he slapped my face a few times, much to the distress of the midwife, to wake me up. It’s not uncommon for me to pass out in some situations, and this was one of them!!


  • He’s not the first to pass out and I doubt he’ll be the last. My partner was with me during delivery but he wouldn’t go down “the business end” lol


  • Lol, my brother in law did passed out too when my sister delivered their daughter :D

    • Ha! Ha! So it’s more common than we think! :-)


  • Video not available – but my husband wasn’t allowed in for that very reason. Doctor said he was busy enough with one patient and didn’t want two.


  • Not cool dude!! ITS NOT ABOUT YOU!


  • I can’t see the video either. There is a blank space. Just imagine in the 1960s and prior the dads weren’t allowed in the room at all. In the 50s the Dads were sent home.


  • I can’t see any video. Am I the only one?
    My husband coped very well, and he was there helping me and cheering me up all the time. :-)


  • It’s hard to feel sorry for the Dad but it’s nice that he feels his partner s pain so intensely


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