Watch: Two Husbands Experience Labor Pains Through Electronic Stimulation


I’m not gonna lie… this video made me feel pretty damn good. If you’ve ever pushed a human being out of your um body, and then tried to explain to another person (i.e. a man) what that felt like– you know, having a full-blow human being push his/her way into the world, past your organs, and fallopian tubes, and all that good stuff– you’ve probably felt like they just didn’t get it, ultimately. Because there’s really no way to get it, unless you experience it. But science has ways of expressing what some of us can’t, and two men involved with the Kensington Church (a non-denominational organization) recently decided to celebrate Mother’s Day by going through electronically stimulated labor pains as their wives looked on. LMAO, yes. It is awesome (so is this video of a couple of Dutch guys doing it). And even though it compares in no way to the real deal, you can tell their wives really, really had a blast watching this go down. Women, mothers, everyone– enjoy!

  • rOXy

    When I saw this, I laughed so hard I leaked. It’s awesome. The one guy in the Dutch version couldn’t even hang with it for the entire duration and his pale, sweaty face as he quit sent me over the edge.

  • Nikki

    I have been reading Pink Is The New Blog for years and love it but I have to say…this post made me smile the most!!

    • Shannon

      Nikki, so glad you enjoyed this as much as I did :)

  • Emily

    Omg this is amazing. My fav parts – the wife of the guy on the right says “keep breathing, look at me” and he says, “don’t talk to me right now.” Then later he’s all on his knees, curled up, trying to climb off the table and he yells at his wife, “stop smiling!”
    My hubby has been bed ridden for a week with a sore throat. We went to the emergency room the 1st night b/c he “couldn’t take the pain” and when he told the nurses he’d been in pain for only 8 hours and on scale from 1 to 10 it was a 4, I died on the inside and tried to make eye contact with the female nurses to silently apologize for his wussiness.

    • rOXy

      I knooooowwww!!!!! I didn’t even hear the good parts the first time because I was busy gasping for air. Then when I watched again, I almost went into full respiratory arrest when the guy got agitated at his wife seemingly for just being there. Forget Lamaze! Just put dear dads to be through this for them to get a proper understanding of how to coach a woman through labor.

    • Shannon

      Emily, I loved the ‘Stop Smiling!’ moment. That’s when I knew he was really feeling the burn, lmao!

  • Jennifer

    I couldn’t stop laughing! And that was only an hour. I had 21 hours of that before I said screw it and got an epidural.

  • chadSF

    This is really hilarious and I applaud these guys for undergoing what they just did. It puts things into the perspective of women, moms when they undergo such tremendous pain during childbirth.

  • Lauren xx

    I love that we have concrete proof that women can deal with pain better than big, tough, macho men. HA! :)

    I about lost it when he told his wife to stop smiling! BEST part.

  • NellStar

    The smiles/laughter and high five after after the, “STOP SMILING” pretty much sums up how I felt. If only this was mandatory for all Father’s… sigh.

  • ClaireMichelle

    This is one of the best things I have ever seen. Ever.

  • sfmom

    I have pushed out three babies without drugs. And I have to resist the urge to brag about how completely awesome my husband has been as a birth partner and doula (ladies, I lucked out completely)…BUT. This video was so completely awesome, I laughed and cried at the same time.
    And I love that they did it for a whole hour (2 for the dutch dudes)! I’m sorry, but one or two shocks of pain “this is what a contraction feels like” are NOTHING compared to hours upon hours of contractions. It’s not just the “pain” during that moment, it’s the feeling that it is going to be endless. The hardest part for me in each labor has been to take things one at a time and not focus on “OMFG I am going to be doing THIS for the next 12-13 hours??!”
    Sidenote – baby number 3 was a 3 hour labor from start to finish, so, apparently, it does get better. ;-)