There are so many decisions that go into parenthood; decisions you'll end up making long before you become a parent, yourself. Arguably the most important decisions you'll make have to do with labor and delivery, and while it would be nice to make those decisions together with your parenting partner (if you have a parenting partner), there are certain things about labor and delivery that men just don't get a say in. Honestly, regardless of the gender of a pregnant woman's partner (because families aren't made of just heteronormative couples) there are labor and delivery decisions that the pregnant woman, and the pregnant woman only, is entitled to make, sans outside suggestions or opinions.
My partner and I made so many of our decisions together, starting from whether or not we wanted to be parents to where we would end up having our baby. However, my partner was also acutely aware that while I was open to discussing certain choices with him, I would have the ultimate say. After all, it was my body pushing another human being out of it, and whatever it took to facilitate that incredible act is exactly what I was going to demand. That's why, although our initial birth plan was to have a drug-free labor and delivery, after 10 hours of painful labor I changed my mind and made a different decision and demanded an epidural immediately. My partner didn't protest or ask me to think about a decision I had already made, he simply supported me because, yes, that is my choice (and only my choice) to make.
Which is why, even though couples should strive to meet in the middle and come to certain decisions together (and everyone's voice in a couple should be respected) there are some choices men just don't get to make, including the following. Sorry, fellas.