Dad Chatting On Phone To Girlfriend While Ex Is In Labour Causes Uproar

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Viewers are divided over the latest episode on the tenth series of Channel 4’s One Born Every Minute.

In the latest episode, we see 22-year-old Stephen with 19-year-old Jodie who is about to go into labour.

Jodie got pregnant after the two had a one night stand and viewers were quick to have a go at Stephen for his attitude while she was in labour.

Check out the video below to see what the fuss is about:

At the start he’s seen in Jodie’s room on the phone to his current girlfriend whilst helping her through the labour process, he’s also seen being restless and moaning about being ‘tired’.

He states to the cameras that he needed ‘to go and compose myself’ as he felt like he was ‘falling apart’.

Furthermore he also complained that:

I just want to go to sleep. It’s fucking hard work just standing there… God knows what this girl is going through, it’s torture.

Viewers immediately to took to Twitter go express their outrage.

https://twitter.com/kerrimayy/status/849362774933336065

However, there were others who were quick to defend Stephen, praising him for staying with Jodie. During her labour, he stays by her side, trying to make her laugh, holding her hand and stroking her hair.

Even the nurses were impressed with his beside manner saying that he’d make a great ‘doula’ – which according to Google means: “a woman who gives support, help and advice to another woman during pregnancy and during and after the birth.”

Either way, he was there, which is a lot more than can be said of plenty of men who suffer the consequences of not wrapping up during a one night stand.

One Born Every Minute airs every Tuesday 9PM on Channel 4