No he doesn’t, but he shall be pleased if he did. Usually the fathers are the most sceptical of Hypnobirthing. They may not be sure at first and this is fine, they have no idea what to expect, but once they have listened to the facts and what the course provides, they tend to leave looking forward to the next session!
A father in a birthing room may be thought of as nervous, not sure what to do, wants to help but no idea how. But fathers that complete Hypnobirthing are knowledgeable, confident and are able to be of great support to a labouring mother in so many ways, bringing him closer to the mother and deepening the bond as a family.