Two dads were left screaming in pain after declaring that childbirth couldn’t be ‘that bad’.

The two husbands, Brad and Dan, had apparently claimed that ‘women exaggerate everything,’ and said that labour pains couldn’t be as excruciating as they seemed, reports Daily Mail.

So, Dr Julie Masters of Rochester Hills, Michigan, decided to put their assumptions to the test by hooking them both up to a labor pain simulator – and recording their experience on video.

Labor Pain Simulation from Kensington on Vimeo.

‘It feels like someone is taking a saw and just carving up my abdomen,’ says one of the guys.

As the pain is increased over the period of an hour, the men curl up, scream and even raise to their hands and knees in an attempt to dull the pain.

‘Stop smiling!’ one shouts at his wife, causing her to burst into laughter and give the other man’s wife a high-five.
After completing the experiment, both men admitted that the pain was ‘a lot worse’ than they had been expecting.

‘Mom, if anything that I experienced was as close to what I did to you all those years ago I’m sorry, you’re like a superhero,’ said one of the exhausted husbands.

Both men admit, “That was not good! It was worse than I could ever imagine”

*Insert frustrated rant here*

Why do men always insist it is so easy and we exaggerate the whole thing? 

Did your partner ever question the pain of labour?

Share your comments below

  • My partner was there for the births of our kids and never has he suggested I exaggerated any of it. It bloody hurts


  • lol have they tried this thing on an actual woman who has recently been through the birthing experience so that she can compare the two experiences? so that we would know how legit this thing is lol


  • Apparently the pain from kidney stones or infection is on par with labour pains.
    I know a few Mums who have had both experiences, including my Mum.


  • Wow. Can’t imagine getting too many volunteers here!


  • Serves them right, really! Luckily my husband doesn’t think this way.


  • And then these were only the contractions and their vagina’s didn’t even rip apart ;)

    • Fair point – the recovery after birth is whole other story too!


  • one of these should be made available to every husband/partner so they can live the experience as well! – I would put my husband through this twice (once for each child!) if I can handle it surely he can too?


  • They did look like they were in pain!


  • Thankfully I do not know any men that think it is easy – they are actually a little in awe!


  • I’ve got a pretty high pain threshold. My husband has seen me break bones and pretty much just swear for a second then keep going. So he was pretty convinced how much it hurt when I was screaming my guts out non stop for the last couple of hours.


  • They’ve made different experiments in this area. And yes, maybe now some men will finally start thinking differently about labour. Ha! Ha!


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