I, for one, had many conversations about childbirth with my cisgender male partner, leading up to and even after our son was born. I didn't consider those conversations "girl talk," because we're adults and human bodies are human bodies and just because my partner couldn't experience pregnancy or labor and delivery himself, didn't mean he couldn't be an active participant in all of the above. I'm thankful my partner was an informed man when it came to childbirth, because I've heard far too many things men need to stop saying about women giving childbirth; things that are outdated and offensive; things that are sexist; things that are anything but helpful and perpetuate gender stereotypes that are hurtful.
Most of the gentlemen I associate with are grown-ass men, so they don't cringe when a woman talks about childbirth in front of or around them. I mean, we've all graduated from middle school and sat through The Miracle of Life and we're big kids now, so I honestly think it's time we start acting like it. However, the patriarchy is strong and internalized misogyny is a real thing and, sometimes, it's no more apparent than when you hear a man talk about childbirth. The words "disgusting" and "ruined" get thrown around a lot, and certain myths are perpetuated about labor and delivery that only hurt the women who are or chose to experience it.
Which is why men need to just stop saying the following things. Conversations about childbirth should involve men, because so many men are part of conception, pregnancy, labor and delivery, and parenthood in general. These conversations don't (and shouldn't) be for "women only," but if men are going to participate, they need to erase the following sentences from their mouths: