AMANI Birth believes that in most cases, fathers make the best birth companions, as the husband is the person the mother is most likely comfortable with during her most vulnerable moments. However, if you or your wife feel it's best that you are not in the birth room, that's okay too--but even in this case she needs your support during her pregnancy and after and you should plan to be nearby during the labor and birth.
We feel that it is the father's right and responsibility to the same information and education as mothers. In fact, fathers are the ones that will be left to make decisions if complications arise that leave the mother unable to consent or refuse care for herself. You need to be educated in order to make informed decisions on behalf of your wife and baby.
"Men are the protectors and maintainers of women..." [Qur'an 4:34]
Get educated, support your wife, help her plan for a blessed start in life, she's depending on you and so is your baby.