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26 January 2013 @ 03:25 pm
Men Go Through Simulated Labor  
http://thoughtcatalog.com/2013/watch-this-hilarious-video-of-men-experiencing-childbirth/

My thoughts as I watched this:

Only 2 hours? My hard labor was seven hours.

I couldn't scream like that because tensing up made the pain SO much worse. I had to just breathe through it. Having my midwife tell me how much longer it was going to be helped.

They are only getting abdominal pain; I had back labor and felt like my back was breaking in addition to the pain from the abdomen.

Glad they got some appreciation of what women go through--one man said he didn't want to ask his wife to go through this again.
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litlebananalitlebanana on January 27th, 2013 03:52 am (UTC)
Sometimes I wonder how much of the true birth experience I had since I had an epidural. With Libby, I was having labor contractions from about 10AM until I got the epidural around 10PM. I guess I only had a few hours of close-together contractions before the epidural.
Tapatitapati on January 27th, 2013 06:48 am (UTC)
Were they a minute apart? That's pretty much when it gets as bad as it gets. The only thing worse that happens is in transition when suddenly you get a two minute long contraction when you've been used to just one minute at a time. I freaked out a bit then--started to shriek but my midwife calmed me down really quickly and the pain from tensing up was also convincing.
Mari Adkinsmariadkins on January 27th, 2013 08:55 pm (UTC)
you've not lived until you've carried a baby full breech. 22 years later, i still remember how it felt when tayler played xylophone on my ribs with his elbows.
Tapatitapati on January 27th, 2013 09:19 pm (UTC)
I don't think it's any more fun to be kicked in the ribs.
Mari Adkins: snoopy laughingmariadkins on January 28th, 2013 12:51 am (UTC)
it's not. LOL