It’s difficult for men to know just how painful it is for a woman to give birth, which is probably why some men like to pretend that it isn’t such a big deal and that women are simply exaggerating the pain. But when two husbands volunteered to have themselves hooked up to a couple of labor pain simulators in order to prove their point, things didn’t go quite as expected!
“It feels like someone is taking a saw and just carving up my abdomen,” says one of them, unaware that the pain he’d just experienced was only the pain of early labor. When “active” labor commenced, the two men, who had chosen Mother’s Day to make their macho statement, start writhing with uncontrollable pain until one of them suggests that he’s about to throw up. Their wives accompanied them during their “labor,” although whatever moral support they were there to provide quickly gave way to fits of laughter as they watched their husbands ride out the agony.
“That sucked,” said one of them during his postpartum phase. “That was horrible. Mom, if anything that I just experienced is anywhere close to what I did to you all those years ago, i’m sorry, you’re like a superhero. You’re one tough momma.”