Yes they should be. It takes a lot of adjustment for a first time mother and she is drained after the first few weeks of giving birth. The adjustment is hard for some. The new bundle of joy needs to bond with both parents. When that bundle of joy cries at night someone has to have energy to help with the baby.
Yes, expectant fathers should be given the same benefits as pregnant women in the workplace, because they have a right to be a part of their new families, too. A mother should not be at home bonding with her child while the father is stuck going back to work. They should both have the chance to parent.
I believe that expectant fathers should be given the same benefits as pregnant women in the workplace. Fathers can be very helpful with a newborn and provide emotional and physical support to the mom. If men want to stay home during a "paternity" leave, then they should definitely have that option, even if they have to take an unpaid leave.
Expectant fathers should not be given the same benefits as pregnant women in the workplace. They have a very important role in their unborn child's life; however, they are not carrying the baby in their belly. They have the right to leave work for doctor's appointments. They are not entitled to sick leave because they are carrying a baby.