Men in Labour

Designs On— Birth

Mothers receive (and rightfully take) the lion’s share of credit for childbirth. Fathers are quite often sidelined, overlooked, or relegated to the status of wincing, passive observers during the physical act. But are modern dads really so detached? We think not.

A video from Andrea Mallard and the fathers on staff at IDEO Munich explores the emotional journey and the unmet needs of fathers going through the experience of birth.

Yes, big strong men can and do cry. Visit