The 80s pop icon Ferris Bueller said, "Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in awhile, you could miss it." Nothing could be truer — especially for a mother in labor. Sometimes work and other circumstances can keep people from enjoying irreplaceable memories like the birth of a child or the marriage of their first-born. While 63 percent of you said it was inexcusable for a father to miss their child's birth due to work, others believed in some cases it was completely acceptable. Telling her own story, Olympic gold medalist Kerri Walsh recently said:
I started my contractions the night before and just labored through the night and kissed my husband goodbye. He had to go play in a tournament... Casey got home around 5 pm and my water broke around 5:05 and then we went straight to the hospital... My husband was a really great coach and little Joey came out at 7:14 pm.
Lucky for Kerri, hubby Casey Jennings made it on time — but many women wouldn't let their partners step foot out the door as they suffered through contractions of a first birth. Would you let your spouse jet while you were in labor?