Does labor make you and your partner closer?

Okay I know every situation is different so there is no right answer. I am dealing with a commitment phobe who is seriously terrified of a long term relationship. This pregnancy has been a struggle. While he is excited for this baby it seems he is running from me. We have been working on a friendship as we were not together long when we found out we are expecting. I love him and have been praying it will work. I am wondering what all of you ladies have experienced that have given birth in the past. Did it make you and your partner closer? Anyone else going through a similar situation? I'm trying not to give up on us completely.