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Should a cheating dad be allowed in the delivery room?

From elsewhere in The Post: A woman who’s seven months pregnant doesn’t want her husband or his family in the delivery room. Her spouse admitted to cheating six weeks ago and now lives with his new girlfriend.

“My husband wants to see the birth, and his entire family was planning on being at the hospital as well. I don’t want any of them there. Many of them knew about the girlfriend but kept it from me, and I don’t want my husband to have the satisfaction of comforting me when I’m in pain,” she says in a letter to advice columnist Carolyn Hax.”

Hax suggests this mom-to-be tell her husband his presence during delivery could cause her unnecessary stress and plan to contact him as soon as their newborn arrives.

Do you agree with Hax? Should this father be allowed to witness the birth of his daughter?

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