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Why does he need to miss a day or two of work and a class when her mom and MIL both live within five minutes from the hospital?

As tconi said: once you are there, things could be 5 minutes or 5 hours from happening, no telling.

Overall, he should be there because she has to be. When I was in labor this mostly consisting of bringing me things as I asked for them, entertaining me, and taking orders.

She will be doing work (it isn't called labor because it tickles). So he needs to be there to support her in that, even if it's just to grab a Snickers from the vending machine, or help her lug the IV pole the bathroom.

Trust your wife on this one. The boy needs to be there. Every minute he is not there will go on his Permanent Record.

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