Jean Claude, Lamaze is still “in”. Couples practice together and combine it sometimes with under-water delivery! Babies are much happier to find themselves in water than it a noisy delivery setting with all that air and crying.
Husbands were not allowed in my first and second delivery — — nor even in the delivery of my third, because that was happening simultaneous to the birth of an emergency RH factor baby — tiny little hospital. No room for husbands.